Organization & Bureau Responsibilities
The Services Bureau of the Pueblo Police Department is broken down into the following five divisions: Criminal Investigation Division, Special Investigation Division, Special Services Division, Support Services Division, and Community Services Division. Each division is supervised by a captain, and Deputy Chief Michael Bennett is the head of the entire bureau.
Deputy Chief of Services
In the past twenty-nine years he has had numerous assignments to include Patrol Division, Crimes Against Property, Crimes Against Children, Detective Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, CALEA Accreditation, and Watch Commander for Watches I, II and II. He is currently assigned to Support Services. The Support Services Division encompasses the Communication Center, Property & Evidence, Records Section, Fleet, Building Maintenance, and all Technology driven equipment for the Department.
Captain Garcia has an AAS degree in Avionics and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.
Criminal Investigation Division
Special Investigation Division
Over a 28-year career Captain Bodmer has had the opportunity to work several assignments throughout the Department including: patrol officer, field training officer, detective, firearms instructor, patrol sergeant, detective sergeant in the special operations section, detective sergeant in the narcotics/vice section, patrol watch commander, and his current assignment over the Special Investigation Division. Captain Bodmer has also been an instructor for the Pueblo Law Enforcement Academy for the past 20 years teaching firearms, building searches and active shooter response.
Captain Bodmer earned a bachelor of science degree from Colorado State University- Fort Collins, is a graduate of the FBI National Academy session 247 and actively seeks out on-going training and educational opportunities.
Special Services Division
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.
Support Services Division
Captain Bravo holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Southern Colorado and a master’s degree in Executive Leadership/ Criminal Justice from CU Denver.
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.