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 Operations Bureau

Organization & Bureau Responsibilities

The Operations Bureau of the Pueblo Police Department consists of the Patrol Division and the Traffic Division. The command structure of the Operations Bureau consists of Deputy Chief Noeller and three captains assigned to the Patrol Division.

Capt MartinDeputy Chief of Operations

Deputy Chief James Martin has been with the Pueblo Police Department since 2002. 
 
 In the past eighteen years, he has had several assignments to include; the Patrol Division, Bicycle Patrol Unit, Crimes Against Property, Patrol Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Training Unit Administrator, and Watch Commander for Watches II and III. 
 
 In 2020, he transitioned into his current position as Captain of the Special Services Division, which encompasses Internal Affairs, Professional Standards and Training, School Resource Officers, and the Code Enforcement Unit. 
 
 Captain Martin received his master’s degree from Capella University in Criminal Justice. 

Capt RiderWatch I and II Captain - Patrol

Captain Kenny Rider has been a member of the Pueblo Police Department since 2001. Captain Rider has worked in several different areas throughout the Department, including the Patrol Division, Traffic Section, Crimes Against Property Section, Special Victims Section, Training Section, and most recently the Community Services Division. 
 
 Captain Rider was responsible for helping the Department achieve accredited status by the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police in 2003, including two re-accreditation cycles since the original award date. Captain Rider was also responsible for helping the Department achieve accredited status by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. in 2017. 
 
 Captain Rider earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology/Criminology from the University of Southern Colorado in 2000, and he is also a 2012 graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 250. 

Corey PurvisWatch III Captain - Patrol

Captain Raymond Corey Purvis has been a member of the Pueblo Police Department since 1997 as is the current Watch Commander for Watch III which works from 1:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 
 
 During the past 25 years Captain Corey Purvis has worked in several different assignments to include Patrol Division, Training Officer, Academy Instructor, Bicycle Patrol, Special Victims Unit, Crimes Against Property, Crimes Against Persons, Patrol Sergeant, Crimes Against Persons Sergeant, Internal Affairs Sergeant. 
 
 Captain Purvis brings an extensive background in investigations and has led the department in areas of Peer Support and Supervisory Leadership. In April of 2022 he was promoted to the rank of Captain in his current position of Watch III Captain-Operations Bureau. 
 
 Captain Purvis earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice from the University of Colorado and is working towards a Master’s degree.

Watch IV Watch Commander

Captain Cody Wager is the Watch Commander for the Department’s “Graveyard Shift” – Watch IV, which works from 10:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.