My name is Jacob M. Corbitt. My wife of 3 years Astrid is currently in the Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. I have a beautiful and intelligent 2 year old daughter named Rebecca.
I was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and moved to Houston Texas in 1990. After graduating from high school, I joined the Army where I was an infantry paratrooper. After my discharge from the military, I attended the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) in Houston where I received an Associate in Applied Science in Automotive and Diesel Repair. I worked at various dealerships and independent shops until I began my career in law enforcement.
I graduated from the University of Texas Police Academy in 2003. I worked the patrol division until October of 2013 when I was assigned to the Galveston Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division. During my assignment with vice and narcotics, I worked closely with other police agencies and confidential informants. I was the case agent in several methamphetamine and cocaine search warrants which yielded significant amounts of narcotics. I conducted numerous prostitution stings on the streets of Galveston and the internet. These stings resulted in arrest for not only prostitution but also the promotion of prostitution. My assignment with vice and narcotics ended in November of 2014. During my assignment at GPD, I along with 8 other applicants interviewed for the position of detective with UTMB. I was chosen and moved into my new position upon my return to UTMB.
Since 2007 I have taught Defensive Tactics within our department and surrounding agencies. I wrote the ground fighting portion of the lesson plan and created scenario based dynamic training modules. I have been a Field Training Officer since 2007 and have trained approximately 20 officers. I was recently chosen to assist at the University of Texas Police Academy as an instructor for the Texas Health and Safety Code.
I have tremendous support from my family. Our jobs as police officers are not getting easier; however I have never met more professional individuals than those employed with the University of Texas Police Department. I am honored to have been chosen for this award and I am proud to be part of such an excellent team of officers at UTMB PD.
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