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705 S Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-444-7000 (General)
Contact: Office of the Chief
Email: chiefoff@ci.colosp. . .
Hours: 24 Hours a Day

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Chief Peter CareyPolice Chief Peter Carey

Chief Peter Carey began his law enforcement career with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in 1982.  He joined the Colorado Springs Police Department in 1984.  During his career, he has served as a Master Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Narcotics Detective, and Crisis Negotiator.  Deputy Chief Carey has held supervisory positions in the Patrol Bureau; Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence Unit; Training Academy; Specialized Enforcement Division; and Major Crimes Unit.

Peter Carey served as interim Chief, following the retirement of Chief Richard Myers, from October 2011 until he was sworn in as Chief on January 24, 2012.  He was promoted to Deputy Chief in January 2008 where he had overseen the Management Services Bureau and the Patrol Operations Bureau.

Chief Carey serves on the El Paso-Teller County Enhanced 911 Authority Board, PPRCN Board, and Fourth Judicial District V.A.L.E. Board.  He is also an active member of the Military Policing Collaborative for Colorado Springs.

Chief Carey holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of the 229th Session of the FBI’s National Academy and a 2010 graduate of the Senior Management Institute of Policing. He is married and has four children.