Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC)
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Assistant Special Agent in Charge Kevin F. Kolbye oversees all the national security investigations in the FBI's Dallas office, which is an area of responsibility that spans over 137 counties in North Texas. Mr. Kolbye recently returned from Libya, serving as the On-Scene Commander for the Benghazi investigation into the deaths of four Americans. In 2009, he also severed as the On-Scene Commander for all FBI investigative and intelligence operations in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Mr. Kolbye started his law enforcement career in 1983 with the Dallas Police Department. Mr. Kolbye became a FBI Special Agent in 1987, and worked in the Portland and Los Angeles offices where he investigated criminal violations. He was an undercover narcotics agent and a member of the FBI's SWAT teams. From 1997-2001, he led the organized crime and drug unit in El Paso and served as the SWAT commander. In 2002, the Assistant Director appointed him to FBI headquarters in Washington D.C. to the Criminal Investigative Division where he served in the Special Operations Division, Safe Street Gangs Section and the Cyber Division.
In 2007, the FBI Director promoted him to his current rank of ASAC to the Dallas office where he oversees the daily responsibilities of more than 160 agents and police officers. Mr. Kolbye manages the North Texas Regional Crimes Forensic Laboratory, Crisis Management (SWAT, Crisis Negotiators, Bomb and HAZMAT teams), the Weapons of Mass Destruction programs as well as Special Events Planning.
ASAC Kolbye attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a BBA in Accounting. He also attended the FBI's Executive Development Institute; Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management and holds several cyber certifications in forensics.