COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado Springs Police Chief Vince Niski announced Monday that Commander Adrian Vasquez will be his selection for the next Police Deputy Chief.
Vasquez joined CSPD in 1995 and during his lengthy tenure with the department served as a patrol officer in the Sand Creek Division before transferring to the Metro, Vice, Narcotics, and Intelligence Division in 1998.
While with the Metro VNI, Vasquez was a street team detective, K-9 handler, and a task force officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Commander Vasquez was promoted to Sergeant in 2003 and served in Patrol, Metro VNI, and the DEA Task Force. He was then 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.
Vasquez was then promoted to the rank of Commander in 2016 and was assigned to the Stetson Hills Division.
In 2017, he was transferred to the Specialized Enforcement Division where he is responsible for the Tactical Operations Section, Patrol Support Section, and the Protective Security Section.
Vazquez also served in the United States Air Force as a Security Police Officer for more than nine years.