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 James Martin and three captains assigned to the Patrol Division.

Deputy Chief of Operations

Capt Martin

Deputy Chief James Martin has been with the Pueblo Police Department since 2002.

Throughout his career, Deputy Chief Martin has had several assignments to include; the Patrol Division, Bicycle Patrol Unit, Crimes Against Property, Patrol Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Training Unit Administrator, Watch Commander for Watches II and III and Captain of the Special Services Division.

 In 2021, he was promoted to his current assignment as Deputy Chief of Operations where he oversees the Patrol Division and Traffic Section.

 Deputy Chief Martin received his master’s degree from Capella University in Criminal Justice and graduated from the 283rd session of the FBI National Academy. 

Watch I and Traffic Captain - Patrol

Raymond Corey Purvis

Captain Raymond Corey Purvis has been a member of the Pueblo Police Department since 1997 and is the current Watch Commander for Watch I and the Traffic Unit.
 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 and was assigned to Watch II of the Patrol Division in the 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 II and III Captain - Patrol

Captain Maldonado

Captain Gabriel Maldonado is a veteran of the U.S. Army. After his service in the U.S. Army, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology from the Colorado State University of Pueblo.

During the past 16 years, Captain Maldonado has worked a variety of assignments to include Patrol Division, Training Officer, Academy Instructor, Crimes Against Persons, Member of the SWAT Team (Entry Team and Sniper Team), Patrol Sergeant, and SWAT Team Leader (Entry Team and Sniper Team).

In June of 2023, Captain Maldonado was promoted to the rank of Captain and is currently the Watch Commander for Watch II and III

Watch IV Watch Commander

Captain Bowen

Captain Greg Bowen was born and raised in Pueblo, a third-generation native. He is a proud graduate of Colorado State University-Pueblo, graduating magna cum laude with his Bachelor's Degree in Sociology/Criminology in 2005.

Captain Bowen was hired by the Pueblo Police Department in February of 2006 where he served in the Operations Division until he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in August of 2014. Captain Bowen continued his service in the Operations Division once promoted.

During his career, as both a patrol officer and supervisor, Greg has been a firearms instructor, CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Officer, CIT Coach, Crisis/Hostage Negotiator, PTO (Police Training Officer), PTO Supervisor, Taser instructor, Bike Patrol Officer, Peer Support Officer and Internal Affair's Investigator. Captain Bowen was promoted to the rank of Captain in January of 2023.