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Being a law enforcement officer or fire fighter is not just a job. It is a calling . . . a noble choice, a courageous choice. Daily, these public servants risk their lives to protect us and make our community a better place to live.  And sometimes, they pay the ultimate price.
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Crime Suspect logoThe City of Pueblo and the Pueblo Police Department have teamed up with NewStart Solutions, L3c (of Colorado Springs, CO) to engage our citizens in using a unique "Crime Tipping, Alerting, and Notification solution for the public that includes enhanced crime investigation tools for Law Enforcement that NewStart has developed called "CrimeSuspect.NET"

LogoAfter seeing the "added-value" services that NewStart can offer to the citizens of Pueblo to improve Community Policing Services to the Community, as well as understanding our strong commitment to improving police investigations and citizen relationships, The Pueblo Police Department decided to bring NewStart's solution to you first... The Public.  Now, PPD is looking for your input and feedback and most importantly... Your Participation in utilizing this new Community Policing resource that allows you to contribute to and support your local Pueblo Police in helping to reduce crime, and improve the quality of life for all of Pueblo's citizens.

Top Ten Ways to Immediately Improve Your Neighborhood
  1. Neighborhood img Report crime as soon as possible.  Whether the issue is graffiti, petty vandalism or something much more serious, police cannot act without first hearing about the problem from you.  Calling won’t guarantee that police can fix the problem, but failing to call can guarantee that they won’t.  Don’t assume someone else has already called, make the call yourself. For Emergencies call 911, for Non-Emergencies call 719-553-2502.


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Pueblo Crime Stoppers now provides four different ways to submit a tip: the Telephone by calling 542-7867, the Web by simply clicking on the “Submit a Tip” on our website, Text Messaging, and our newest technology - the SmartPhone App! See the 'How it Works' page for details.  Crime Stoppers offers all four ways to submit anonymous tips in order to encourage citizens in the community to volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies.

Department Organization & Budget

The Pueblo Police Department consists of 269 authorized positions, 207 of which are sworn officer positions and 62 are civilian positions. Of the authorized positions, 14 sworn officer positions and 5 civilian positions are currently frozen. The Department operates on an annual budget of $26,787,316 (2013 approved budget). Of the total budget, $24,857,571 (or 92.8%) is dedicated to personnel costs (i.e., salaries and benefits) and $1,929,745 (or 7.2%) is dedicated to daily operating expenses (e.g., fuel for the cars, utility costs, equipment leases, etc).

Volunteers Assisting Pueblo Police (V.A.P.P.) is looking for a Lobby Greeter at the Pueblo Police Department lobby. Here is the FULL DESCRIPTION.

Administrative Offices
On February 16, 2011, after the retirement of Chief James W. Billings, Chief Luis Velez took the reins of the Pueblo Police Department as the interim Chief of Police. He has a vast amount of experience and led the Colorado Springs Police Department as their chief of police for over four years. The City of Pueblo was pleased to announce the appointment of Luis Velez as Chief of Police effective July 1, 2011. Velez has demonstrated outstanding leadership while serving as Interim Chief of Police since his appointment to that post.
Also located within the chief’s office is Deputy Chief Michael Bennett, who oversees the Services Bureau and includes the administrative side of the Police Department.

Contact Information

Luis Velez Chief of Police

Luis Velez
Chief of Police

200 S. Main St.
Pueblo, CO  81003

Ph: (719) 553-2538
Emergency - 911

Lobby Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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