On August 29, 2017, the City of Pueblo appointed Troy Davenport, former Deputy Chief of Police, as the newest Chief. With the exception of his military career, he is a lifelong resident of Pueblo and Pueblo County. He is married with three children and three grandchildren. He began his law enforcement career at the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office in January 1989. He was hired by the Pueblo Police Department in January 1994 and has worked in the Patrol Division, School Resource Officer (SRO’s) Section, and Adult Investigations Unit. He was promoted to Sergeant and oversaw the Special Victims Section prior to his promotion to Captain. As a Captain, he was in command of the Special Services Division which includes Training, SRO’s and Internal Affairs. He was promoted to Deputy Chief in September of 2011 and oversees the Operations Bureau of the Pueblo Police Department. Chief Davenport holds a Bachelor Degree in Sociology/Criminology from the University of Southern Colorado (CSU-P) and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He is a graduate of the 233rd Session of the FBI National Academy.
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, Ms. Gaylene Holderman; and an Administrative Technician, Ms. Alisa Boerhave.