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Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-444-7000 (General)
Contact: Office of the Chief
Email: chiefoff@ci.colosp. . .
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Photograph Chief Pete Carey

Chief of Police Pete Carey

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Chief of Police

Biographical Information:

Chief Peter Carey began his law enforcement career with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in 1982.  In 1984, he joined the Colorado Springs Police Department as an officer in Patrol and then with the Metro Vice, Narcotics & Intelligence Division.  Promoted to sergeant in 1991, he supervised in Patrol, the Training Academy, Tactical Enforcement Unit, Investigations, and Metro VNI.  In 1999, he was promoted to lieutenant with assignments in Patrol, Patrol Support and in Persons Crimes.  Promoted to Commander in 2004, he was assigned to Patrol Support and then to the Stetsons Hills Patrol Division.  In 2008, he was promoted to Deputy Chief over the Administrative Services Bureau and then to the Patrol Bureau.  In October 2011, he was appointment Acting Chief of Police, formally receiving the permanent appointment in January 2012.

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 229thSession of the FBI’s National Academy and a 2010 graduate of the Senior Management Institute of Policing.

Chief Carey serves on many Boards in the Fourth Judicial District, enhancing the quality of life for the citizens who live and visit here.  Chief Carey is married and has four children.