The Pueblo Police Department consists of 275 authorized positions, 207 of which are sworn officer positions and 68 are civilian positions. Of the civilian positions, four are currently frozen and unfunded.
In 2017 the citizens of Pueblo passed ballot initiative 2B, which will provide for an additional 24 sworn officer positions and related equipment for five years.
The department approved budget for 2018 was $30,318,395. Of the total budget, $28,234,631 (93.1%) was dedicated to personnel costs (i.e., salaries and benefits) and $2,083,762 (6.9%) was dedicated to operating costs (e.g., fuel for cars, utility costs, equipment leases, etc.).
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, and an Administrative Technician, Ms. Alisa Boerhave.