Law Enforcement Bureau
Mission: To provide an excellent quality of life by working cooperatively with the community, developing partners and displaying teamwork with the framework of the United States Constitution.
A Message from the Law Enforcement Bureau Chief
The Law Enforcement Bureau represents the investigative and enforcement arm of the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office. The bureau is divided into two divisions, Patrol and Investigations, each headed by a Captain. The bureau is responsible for responding to calls for service over the 2400 square miles of unincorporated Pueblo County; for the investigations of major crimes, including the collection of evidence and the forensic examination of computers and cell phones ; for the enforcement of traffic laws; for the safe and secure retention of records; for the civil process; for the secure storage of evidentiary items; for the Special Weapons and Tactics Team; for oversight of the volunteers on the Courier Team; for A Community Organization for Victim Assistance (ACOVA) which serves victims of crime or circumstance; for Crime Analysis; for the SRO/DARE Program; and for the law enforcement services at Colorado State University – Pueblo.
The Law Enforcement Bureau is also responsible for Concealed Handgun Permits (CHP). The application are accepted, the background checks are completed and a decision of issuing the permit is given within 90 days. In 2003 when 122 permits were issued the number of permits has grown to 545 permits issued in 2009.
Bureau Chief David J. Lucero