Investigations Bureau

The Investigations Bureau of the Pueblo Police Department consists of the Criminal Investigation Division and the Special Investigation Division.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the Investigations Bureau, you can contact the Bureau Chief, Deputy Chief Andy McLachlan at 719-553-2559.

Pueblo Metro Bomb Squad
The Pueblo Metro Bomb Squad responds to situations where explosives, potentially explosive hazardous materials, and suspicious packages are known to be or may be present. The Bomb Squad was created in 1975 and is currently 1 of approximately 500 federally accredited bomb squads in the United States. In 2008, the Pueblo Metro Bomb Squad was formed allowing the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office to add 2 deputies to the squad.

Should you have any questions or concerns based on any of the aforementioned services provided by the Pueblo Metro Bomb Squad, you can contact the Squad Supervisor, Deputy Chief Andy McLachlan at 719-553-2559.

Criminal Investigations Division
Within the Criminal Investigation Division are the following specialized sections:
  • Crimes Against Persons Section
  • Crimes Against Property Section
  • Crime Analysis Unit
  • The Special Victims Section
The Captain's position for this division is currently unfilled.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the aforementioned sections, you can contact the Bureau Chief, Deputy Chief Andy McLachlan at 719-553-2559.

Crimes Against Persons Section
The detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Persons Section are responsible for the investigation of crimes that are committed against persons over the age of 18. The registered sex offender and Crime Stoppers programs also fall under the scope of this unit.

The Crimes Against Persons Section is responsible for investigating the following:
  • Adult Kidnappings
  • Adult Missing Persons
  • Adult Sexual Assaults
  • Aggravated Assaults
  • Crime Stoppers
  • Harassment
  • Homicides
  • Registered Sex Offenders
  • Robberies (Armed and Unarmed)
  • Sexually Violent Predators Notifications
  • Threats
  • Unnatural Deaths
Should you have any questions or concerns based on any of the aforementioned services provided by this section, you are asked to contact the Section Supervisor, Sergeant Ken Espinoza at 719-553-2408.

Crimes Against Property Section
The Crimes Against Property Section is responsible for investigating property-related crimes that occur in the City of Pueblo as well as investigating the following:
  • Arson
  • Auto Theft
  • Burglary
  • Counterfeiting
  • Copper / Metal Theft
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Pawnshop violations
  • Property Damage
  • Theft
  • Theft from Vehicles
  • Trespassing
  • White-Collar crime
Should you have any questions or concerns based on any of the aforementioned services provided by this section, you are asked to contact the Section Supervisor, Sergeant Mark Duran at 719-553-2517.

Crime Analysis Unit
The Pueblo Police Department hired a new crime analyst effective January 7, 2012. The new Crime Analyst, Kala Duffy produces many valuable reports, such as monthly crime analysis reports for burglaries, robberies and larceny-shoplifting. Crime Analyst Duffy also conducts "hot spot" analyses and produces density maps. These reports assist police officers and detectives with ongoing investigations, and they also assist the command staff with resource allocation decisions. The Crime Analyst works closely with detectives in hosting a monthly loss prevention meeting with local businesses. This meeting serves as a vital tool in identifying serial shoplifters and helps retailers focus resources on commonly stolen items. The result has been a steady decline in the number of shoplifting cases as well as an improved relationship with local loss prevention officers.

Should you have any questions or concerns based on any of the aforementioned services provided by our crime analyst, you are asked to contact the Unit Supervisor, Sergeant Mark Duran at 719-553-2517.

Special Victims Unit
The detectives assigned to the Special Victims Unit are responsible for investigating crimes committed against persons deemed to be "special victims". Special victims can include children under the age of 18, elderly over the age of 65 and those with mental in-capacities.

The Special Victims Unit is responsible for investigating the following:
  • Abuse or Fraud against the Elderly
  • Child Abduction
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Death
  • Child Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Violence cases
  • High-Tech Crimes (Computer Crimes)
  • Internet Sex Crimes against Children
  • Neglect of Children or the Elderly
  • Runaways
Should you have any questions or concerns based on any of the aforementioned services provided by this section, you are asked to contact the Unit Supervisor, Sergeant Brad Unger at 719-553-2416.

Special Investigations Division
Within the Special Investigation Division are the following sections:
  • Criminal Information Section
  • Identification Section
  • Narcotics Section
This division also has detectives involved with the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Task Force as well as the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Task Force.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the aforementioned sections, you can contact the Division Supervisor, Captain Frank Holderman at 719-553-2914.

Narcotics Section
With a focus on narcotic and vice-related investigations, the Narcotics Section strives to enhance the quality of life in the City of Pueblo. The Narcotics Section aggressively pursues these investigations with an emphasis on targeting those responsible for supplying and distributing illicit drugs to our community.

The Narcotics Section is also responsible for the following: drug-related cases, drug seizures, drug supply/distribution, illicit drugs, prescription fraud, narcotic awareness presentations, currency seizures, prostitution, work in conjunction with the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) Task Force and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Task Force.

Should you have any questions or concerns based on any of the aforementioned services provided by the Narcotics Section, you can contact the Section Supervisor, Sergeant Wayne Luizza at 719-553-2935.

Criminal Information Section
The Criminal Information Section (CIS) gathers criminal information and disseminates it throughout the Department as necessary. The CIS detectives work with the other investigative elements of the department and with numerous federal, state and local agencies on major investigations requiring specialized assistance. They also provide logistical, technical and manpower support to the Narcotics Section in major drug investigations and to the Criminal Investigation Division in the ongoing investigation of other major crimes.

The Criminal Information Section is also responsible for investigating the following community problems, including graffiti (both gang graffiti and "tagger" graffiti), active criminal enterprises, wanted fugitives and emerging crime problems, obtaining and serving numerous search warrants (cellular phone, computers, residences and vehicles), high-tech surveillance or monitoring activities and intelligence support.

Should you have any questions or concerns based on any of the aforementioned services provided by the Criminal Information Section, you can contact the Section Supervisor, Sergeant Wayne Luizza at 719-553-2935.

Identification Section
The purpose of the Identification Section is to identify suspects by fingerprints, collect evidence and do crime scene photography. Recently, the Identification Section has become much more involved in technology and is taking on more of a crime scene investigation and reconstruction function.

The Identification Section is also responsible for the following:
  • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Court Room Testimony as Experts in their Field
  • Crime Scene Photography and Video Documentation
  • Crime Scene Reconstruction
  • DNA Collection and Preservation
  • Evidence Detection and Preservation
  • Fingerprint Identification
  • Photo Enhancement
  • Shooting Reconstruction
  • Video Capture Labs
Should you have any questions or concerns based on any of the aforementioned services provided by our Identification Section, you can contact the Section Supervisor Sergeant, Bob Keller at 719-553-2425.

Task Force Involvements
Four detectives are assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Southern Colorado Drug Task Force and 2 detectives are assigned to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) Gun Task Force.

These detectives are responsible for the following:
  • Enforcing Firearms Laws
  • Removal of Illegal Firearms From the Streets
  • Stopping Drug Trafficking in Southern Colorado and Beyond
  • Asset Forfeitures
Should you have any questions or concerns based on any of the aforementioned services provided by our detectives involved with the ATF or DEA task forces, you can contact the Section Supervisor, Sergeant Wayne Luizza at 719-553-2935.