Police Department

Pueblo Crime Stoppers
Pueblo Crime Stoppers now provides 4 different ways to submit a tip, including:
Crime Stoppers offers all 4 ways to submit anonymous tips in order to encourage citizens in the community to volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies.

The City of Pueblo and the Pueblo Police Department have teamed up with NewStart Solutions, L3c (of Colorado Springs, Colorado) to engage our citizens in using a unique Crime Tipping, Alerting, and Notification solution for the public that includes enhanced crime investigation tools for law enforcement.

After seeing the added-value services that NewStart can offer to the citizens of Pueblo to improve community policing dervices to the community, as well as understanding our strong commitment to improving police investigations and citizen relationships, The Pueblo Police Department (PPD) decided to bring NewStart's solution to you first. Now, PPD is looking for your input and feedback and most importantly your participation in utilizing this new community policing resource that allows you to contribute to and support your local Pueblo Police in helping to reduce crime, and improve the quality of life for all of Pueblo's citizens.

Department Organization & Budget
The Pueblo Police Department consists of 269 authorized positions, 207 of which are sworn officer positions and 62 are civilian positions. Of the authorized positions, 14 sworn officer positions and 5 civilian positions are currently frozen. The department operates on an annual budget of $26,787,316 (2013 approved budget). Of the total budget, $24,857,571 (or 92.8%) is dedicated to personnel costs (i.e., salaries and benefits) and $1,929,745 (or 7.2%) is dedicated to daily operating expenses (e.g., fuel for the cars, utility costs, equipment leases, etc).
Administrative Offices
On February 16, 2011, after the retirement of Chief James W. Billings, Chief Luis Velez took the reins of the Pueblo Police Department as the interim Chief of Police. He has a vast amount of experience and led the Colorado Springs Police Department as their chief of police for over 4 years. The City of Pueblo was pleased to announce the appointment of Luis Velez as Chief of Police effective July 1, 2011. Velez has demonstrated outstanding leadership while serving as Interim Chief of Police since his appointment to that post.

Also located within the chief's office is Deputy Chief Michael Bennett, who oversees the Services Bureau and includes the administrative side of the Police Department.
Volunteers Assisting Pueblo Police (V.A.P.P.) is looking for Volunteers at the Pueblo Police Department. 
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