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The Colorado Springs Police Department added 53 new officers in 2019 and plans to add 20 more by March 2020. Also this year, the Colorado Springs Fire Department added eight new full-time positions. The city has committed to adding 120 officers to the police department and 32 full-time positions to the fire department by 2022. […]

By Pam Zubeck (Colorado Springs Independent) For the first time in the city’s history, the Colorado Springs Fire Department is bidding against private companies for the emergency ambulance contract. The latest bidding war is a do-over process, after the city scrapped proposals submitted last year. While firefighters respond to all emergency medical calls, along with […]

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Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a two-part series with nine local stakeholders discussing their industries and how they’re preparing for the next economic downturn. With all the new businesses and rooftops sprouting up in Colorado Springs, it may be hard for some to imagine another recession could be around the corner. However, […]