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.
Deputy Chief Garcia has an AAS degree in Avionics and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.
Criminal Investigation Division
Special Investigation Division - Narcotics
Support 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.
Community Services Division
During his career, Captain Taylor has had the privilege of working several assignments to include the Patrol Division, the Special Victims Unit both as a detective and as a sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, the Training Unit Sergeant, Patrol Captain and Captain of the Community Services Division.
Captain Taylor also serves as the Bomb Squad Commander for the Pueblo Metro Bomb Squad. He has been part of the Bomb Squad since 2008 and received his certification as a Public Safety Bomb Technician in 2015. Soon after receiving his certification, Captain Taylor was assigned as the Bomb Squad Commander.
Captain Taylor is currently working on his master’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University in Criminal Justice with a concentration is Public Safety Administration.