The CSPD is headed by the chief of police, who presides directly over three main bureaus (each headed by a deputy chief):
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Administrative Services Bureau - Provides logistical support. Administrative Services has three divisions: Information Services, Management Services, and Professional Standards.
Operations Support Bureau - Provides technical and expert assistance to the other two Bureaus. Operations Support has three divisions: Investigations, Metro Vice, and Specialized Enforcement.
Patrol Bureau - Responsible for routine patrol routes. Patrol is broken into four command areas, each representing a section of the city: Falcon Area (northwest), Gold Hill Area (central and southwest), Sand Creek Area (southeast), and Stetson Hills Area (northeast).
Rank structure and insignia
Chief of police
All positions are presented true on the Colorado Springs Police Department website.
Deputy Chief Mark Smith - Operations Support Bureau
Interim Deputy Chief Scott Whittington - Patrol Division
Commander Rafael Cintron - Metro Vice, Narcotics, Intelligence Division
Commander Jeff Strossner - Falcon Division
Commander Adrian Vasquez - Specialized Enforcement Unit
Commander Sean Mandel - Gold Him Division
Commander Tish Olszewski - Professional Standards Division
Commander Pat Rigdown - Management Services Division
Interim Commander Steve Noblitt - Sand Creek Division
Commander Jeff Jensen - Investigations Division
Commander Dave Edmondson - Stetson Holla Division
Communications Manager Renee Henshaw - Communications Center
December 1904 - Identified a homicide victim, Bessie Bouton, through the use of dental records - first time this was done in the U.S.
1923 - Through collaboration of U.S. Assistant Attorney Rush Holland and Colorado Springs Police Chief Hugh D. Harper, were successful in transferring 50,000 fingerprint files from the International Association of Chiefs of Police and government fingerprint files being kept at Leavenworth Federal Prison to the Bureau of Investigation, thereby leading to the beginning of the first lab of the FBI.
April 1954 - Colorado Springs Police Chief Irvin B. "Dad" Bruce was sent to West Germany and West Berlin by the U.S. State Department, to assist in the organization of the police departments.
Citizens Award of Appreciation - Awarded to members of the general Colorado Springs public (not police officers) who have assisted police or performed heroic acts in order to help prevent or stop criminal activity.
Department Commendation - Awarded to CSPD employees performing acts that go beyond expected levels of performance and bring cr to the department.
Life Saving Award - Awarded to any CSPD employee who is directly responsible for the saving of a human life.
Purple Heart - Awarded to officers seriously or fatally wounded while on duty.
Since the establishment of the Colorado Springs Police Department in 1872, 12 officers have died in the line of duty:
During the 2007 St. Patrick's Day parade, the CSPD arrested seven peace protesters in what was later alleged to be a brutal incident. All of the protesters were senior citizens. One of them, Elizabeth Fineron, was 66 and walked with the assistance of a cane. Ms. Fineron was dragged by police across the street after lying down in the road and refusing to move from the parade route, and suffered bloody abrasions from the incident.
In September 2011, two CSPD officers issued a citation to Hooters and charged a 19-year-old waitress with a misdemeanor for giving alcohol to intoxicated customers. However, further investigation revealed that the officers had ordered beers and had visited two bars prior. Surveillance cameras also revealed that the customers do not appear intoxicated and able to walk without trouble. As a result, the case against the restaurant and waitress was dismissed. CSPD has denied the allegations, but Mayor Steve Bach has ordered an investigation into the officers' conduct.
In October 2012, Officer Josh Carrier was found guilty of 34 counts of molesting boys at a middle school where he acted as a wrestling coach.
In December 2017, a woman helped save the life of a man who had overdosed by guiding another woman to give CPR and she also called 911. After giving her details as a witness, she asked for the police officer's name and badge but instead was forcibly pushed away from the scene. When she asked for a supervisor she was then arrested and cited for a misdemeanour.