UT System Police Featured Officer of the Month

March 2015

Jacob Corbitt

UT Medical Branch - Galveston


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.

Click the links below to go directly to prior Officers of the Month


January 2015

Robert Major

UT San Antonio PD

February 2015

Adela Leal

UT Health Science Center San Antonio PD


October 2014

Diego Mata

UT Pan American PD

November 2014

John Morrison

UT Arlington PD

December 2014

Jason Rask

UT Austin PD

July 2014

Officer Carolina Villareal

UT Austin PD

August 2014

Officer Robert Trimyer

UT Health Science Center San Antonio PD

September 2014

Stacey Rotunno

UT Dallas PD


April 2014

Gordon Firth

UT Dallas PD

May 2014

John Armstead

UT Houston PD

June 2014

Rey Trevino

UT Brownsville PD


January 2014

Robert DeRohn

UT San Antonio PD

February 2014

Joel Rivera

UT Arlington PD

March 2014

Natalie Rodriguez

UT Health Northeast PD


October 2013

Bobby Lane

UT San Antonio PD

November 2013

Charles Bonnet

UT Austin PD

December 2013

Kevin Gray

UT Houston PD


July 2013

Perla Noriega

UT Brownsville PD

August 2013

Jason Taylor

UT Austin PD

September 2013

Laura Davis

UT Austin PD


April 2013

Samantha Carter

UT Austin PD

May 2013

Jerry Blanco

UT Arlington PD

June 2013

David Sedmak

UT HSC San Antonio


January 2013

Clifford A. Douglas

UTMB Galveston PD

February 2013

Ashley Griffin

UT Austin PD

March 2013

Homar Bahena

UT Brownsville PD


October 2012

Scott H. Barnwell

UT MD Anderson PD

November 2012

Liju George

UT Southwestern PD

December 2012

Brandy Elliot

UT Tyler PD


July 2012

Molly Ralph

UT Pan American PD

August 2012

Joseph Michael Pasqua

UT Austin PD

September 2012

Dava Barnhart

UT Austin PD


April 2012

Angelia Lemmonds

UT MD Anderson PD

May 2012

Adam Jones

UT Southwestern PD

June 2012

Stefan Happ

UT MD Anderson PD




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