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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

Captain 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. 

Capt TaylorWatch III Captain - Patrol

Captain Dustin Taylor has been with the Pueblo Police Department since 2004 and is the current Watch Commander for Watch I, which works from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
 
 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. 

no photo availableWatch IV Watch Commander

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