Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Commander Vasquez named Colorado Springs deputy police chief

Posted By on Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 3:25 PM

click to enlarge Deputy Chief Adrian Vasquez - COURTESY CSPD
  • Courtesy CSPD
  • Deputy Chief Adrian Vasquez
Commander Adrian Vasquez has been named deputy police chief.

Vasquez, with the Colorado Springs Police Department since 1995, fills a vacancy created by the promotion of Vince Niski to police chief upon the retirement in February of Chief Pete Carey, who now serves as undersheriff for El Paso County.

Vasquez has served in patrol; Metro, Vice, Narcotics, and Intelligence (Metro VNI) Division; as a detective, a K-9 handler and a task force officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration. He also worked in major crimes and with the victim advocacy units.

One of his more high profile roles was as lead investigator of the 2012 Waldon Canyon Fire, which burned more than 18,000 acres and destroyed about 350 homes in the city. The investigative task force determined the fire was human-caused but hasn't concluded whether it was intentional or accidental.

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