Since February 16, 2011 the Pueblo Police Department has been led by Chief Luis Velez. Chief Velez had previously served on the Colorado Springs Police Department for 31 ½ years where he retired as the Chief of Police in September, 2006
Chief Velez holds a Doctoral degree in Management from Colorado Technical University (1999) and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from UCCS (1989).
Deputy Chief Michael Bennett, who oversees the Services Bureau which includes the administrative side of the police department, is also located within the Chief’s Office.
Support personnel in the office include, the Chief’s Executive Assistant, Ms. De Shaw; a Payroll Technician, Ms. Gaylene Holderman; and an Administrative Technician, Ms. Alisa Boerhave.