Vasquez named deputy police chief

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Commander Adrian Vasquez has been named Colorado Springs Police Department’s new deputy chief.

Colorado Springs Police Chief Vince Niski, who served as the deputy chief until February 26, made the announcement today.

Vasquez joined CSPD in 1995. He served as a patrol officer in the Sand Creek Division before transferring to the Metro, Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence (Metro VNI) Division in 1998. While with Metro VNI, he was a street team detective, a K-9 handler, and a task force officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Vasquez was promoted to sergeant in 2003, serving in Patrol, Metro VNI and the DEA Task Force, according to a news release issued by CSPD. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2011, where he served in Patrol before transferring to the Violent Crimes Section overseeing the homicide, assault, robbery and victim advocacy units.

He was promoted to the rank of Commander in 2016 and in 2017 transferred to the Specialized Enforcement Division.

Vasquez also served as a security police officer in the Air Force for more than 9 years.

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