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.
Deputy Chief of Operations
Deputy Chief Chris Noeller has served with the Pueblo Police Department since 1996. In the past twenty-two years, he has had numerous assignments to include; the Patrol Division, Narcotics Unit, DEA Task Force, SWAT Team, Traffic Unit, and a temporary assignment to Internal Affairs. He received his master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University. He has served as the Deputy Chief of Operations since November of 2017, when he was promoted from Watch Commander of Watch IV. Deputy Chief Noeller understands the importance of building relationships between the community and the police department and works proactively building these relationships. He also believes strongly in the philosophy that leadership drives everything, because “how we treat our officers has a direct impact on how our officers treat the public”. Deputy Chief Noeller leads the department’s Operations Bureau which includes the Patrol Division, Traffic Unit, Bicycle Patrol Unit, UAS Team, Peer Support, Pueblo Police Chaplain’s Corps, the Police Department’s Honor Guard Team, and PTO Program.
Watch I Watch Commander
Captain Garcia is a veteran of the U.S. Army and a Pueblo native who has been with the Pueblo Police Department since 1991. In the past twenty-eight 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 Watch II and II. He is currently assigned to Watch I. Captain Garcia has an AAS degree in Avionics and is currently enrolled in a bachelor’s program for Criminal Justice, class of 2020.
Watch II & III Watch Commander
Captain James Martin has been with the Pueblo Police Department since 2002. In the past sixteen years, he has had several assignments to include; the Patrol Division, Crimes Against Property, Patrol Training Officer, and Patrol Sergeant. Captain Martin received his master’s degree from Capella University in Criminal Justice. He has served as the Watch Commander for Watches II and III and as the Patrol Training Unit Administrator since November of 2017, when he was promoted from Patrol Sergeant.
Watch IV Watch Commander
Captain Tom Rummel is the Watch Commander for the Department’s “Graveyard Shift” – Watch IV, which works from 10:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m. Capt. Rummel started with the Department in 1993 and has served in each of the Department’s major areas in various capacities. He holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Colorado at Denver and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.