2020 Achievements

Pueblo Police Department

Internationally Accredited

The Pueblo Police Department features 215 dedicated and committed sworn officers. As of July 2020, 207 are currently sworn-in with another 8 attending the Pueblo police Academy.

Top 5% of Law Enforcement in the USA

Police Badge

CALEA sets the International Gold Standard for best policies and procedures within the profession of law enforcement. Starting in 2017, Pueblo PD has received CALEA Accreditation making it amongst only 5% of law enforcement agencies in the country. This honorable achievement prioritizes commitment to continuous development & professional delivery of public safety services.

  • Increase Community Advocacy & Trust
  • Support from Government Officials
  • Greater Accountability within Agency

Endorsed by Globol Agencies thru CALEA

  • lnternational Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)Police officer with two children
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement 
    Executives (NOBLE)
  • National Sheriffs Association (NSA)
  • Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)

Pueblo PD Ford Explorer

State's First Ride-Along Crisis Intervention Team to Assist Citizens Dealing with Mental Health Crisis

Technology-Led Accountability lnitiatives

Body Worn Camera

Since 2015, Pueblo PD has worn body cameras, integrating technology into law enforcement. Since 2002 PPD has also worked to provide in car camera systems to every marked unit. The video/audio recordings are powerful tools in investigations, training, and transparency with our community.

  • Better Transparency
  • lncreased Civility
  • Training/Coaching Opportunities
  • Bolster Community Confidence
  • Improve Community Relations
  • lnvaluable Evidence for lnvestigations

35% increase in proactive community oriented policing

Since 2014, Pueblo PD has implemented proactive community oriented policing throughout all neighborhoods recognizing the significance of relationship based professionalism to improve community safety. Police force members seek out positive engagement opportunities with the community through various methods.

•  Educational Presentations  •  Problem Solving Projects
•  Youth Support  •  Community Event Volunteers

Community Oriented Policing Calls

Community oriented policing calls graph

Double Statewide Training

5042 Training Hours
Devoted to Pueblo
PD Officers 2019

Seal of Colorado

  • Twice the State Requirement Pueblo Police Academy Cadets Receive 1050 Hours of Training
  • Patrol Training Officer Program Receive 16 weeks Additional Field Training
  • Nearly Three Times State Requirement Pueblo Officers Receive 70 Hours State P.O.S.T Training
  • Anti-Bias, ethics, De-Escalation, and Community Partnership Training Required Every 2 years
  • 40 Hours Crisis Intervention Training Certification Enhanced communication skills for critical incidents, mental illness, and crisis.
  • Pueblo PD is a Southern Colorado Crisis Intervention Co-Director for all of Southern Colorado.
  • 240 SWAT Tactical Training Hours Adhering to National Tactical Officer Association Standards in addition to primary assignments.
  • 80 Hours Crisis Negotiation Training to start. Then 40 Annual additional training hour beyond primary assignments.

Central Mountain 
Training Region Leader

  • Pueblo Police Department coordinates as the fiscal agent since 2017.
  • Seven Southern Colorado counties have been served.
  • Over 55 trainings hosted since its inception in 2017.
  • $120,000 in scholarships have been awarded to Law Enforcement officers for trainings that take place in other parts of the state.

Community Engaged

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  • Volunteers Assisting Pueblo Police: over 20,000 hours since 2013. Includes community engagement, better department transparency, community service partnerships.
  • Trunk or Treat: Child safe Halloween activity at police department. Most law enforcement represented.
  • Neighborhood Watch: doubled in size over last 5 years with community participation. Program offers community engagement, transparency, and crime prevention education and awareness.
  • Citizens Academy: Twice a week classes for one month open to all citizens. Citizens get an in-depth look police department, learn current trends, training and community policing.
  • Operation Blue Santa: Toys for Tots program every child in school district 60 receives a gift from a Pueblo Police Officer.2019, 7,450 gifts were distributed within the city.
  • Neighborhood Safety Night: Yearly, on Historic Riverwalk. Community event partners with local resources providing safety information.
  • Pueblo Police Athletics League: Provides thousands of Pueblo youth an opportunity to play football and Lacrosse while learning life skills, integrity, values, and sportsmanship.
  • Ice Cup: Annual Police vs. Fire Charity Hockey Game: Since 2016 has Raised $51,411 for local youth including Heroes and Helpers program.
  • Toy Bowl: Bikers vs. Cops Annual Flag Football Fundraiser: Law Enforcement officers volunteer and partner with Pueblo Bikers United for over 40 years to provide gifts to children in need.
  • Free Book Fair: Hundreds of books are distributed to Parkview and Bradford elementary to promote literacy.


 Crime Reduction
 In 2017, Pueblo strongly passed 2B ballot initiative 
 adding 24 additional officers and equipment over 5 years.
 *FBI Uniform Crime Report Data on Part I Crimes

Increased Sworn Strength
192 officers in 2016
215 as of 2020

8 minute and 40 second response timeFaster