COLORADO SPRINGS – Monday, Colorado Springs Mayor, John Suthers announced that Deputy Police Chief Vince Niski will serve as the Interim Chief of Police when current Chief, Pete Carey retires in February of next year.
Carey will continue in his current role until his retirement date of Feb. 1, 2019.
CSPD said a nationwide search is underway to recruit for the position of Police Chief.
According to CSPD, Deputy Chief Niski has been a citizen of Colorado Springs for nearly 50 years. He joined the Colorado Springs Police Department in February of 1989. He became Deputy Chief in 2012.
Throughout his career, Niski has served in the Patrol Bureau, Traffic Unit, Metro Vice Narcotics, Intelligence Division, and Specialized Enforcement Division. He currently oversees the Patrol Operations Bureau.
Niski holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Northern Colorado and is also a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership and Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police.