Chief Vince Niski today announced Commander Adrian Vasquez as his selection for the next Police Deputy Chief. Adrian joined the Colorado Springs Police Department in 1995.
In his lengthy tenure with CSPD, Commander Vasquez 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 (DEA).
Commander Vasquez was promoted to Sergeant in 2003 where he served in Patrol, Metro VNI, and the DEA Task Force. 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 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 Protective Security Section.
Vasquez also served in the United States Air Force, as a Security Police Officer, for 9½ years.