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.
Deputy Chief of Operations
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.
Watch I and II Captain - Patrol
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.
Watch III Captain - Patrol
Over the past sixteen years, he has had the opportunity to serve in several areas of the department to include the Patrol Division as a Patrol Officer and the Criminal Investigations Division as a Detective in the Special Victims Unit. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2013 and supervised in the Patrol Division until 2014 when he transferred to the Training Division as the Supervisor overseeing the Pueblo Police Department Police Academy and Inservice Training. In 2016 Captain Taylor returned to the Special Victims Unit as the Supervisor and served there until his promotion to Captain in November of 2020.
Since 2015 Captain Taylor has been a Certified Bomb Technician for the Pueblo Police Department and commanded the Pueblo Metro Bomb Squad.