Current Assignment: Deputy Chief - Patrol Bureau
Deputy Chief Adrian Vasquez joined the Colorado Springs Police Department in 1995, after serving in the United States Air Force, as a Security Police Officer, for 9 ½ years. After joining CSPD, 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 (DEA). He 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 where he oversaw the Homicide, Assault, Robbery and Victim Advocacy Units.
He was promoted to the rank of Commander in 2016 when he was assigned to the Stetson Hills Division. In 2017, he was transferred to the Specialized Enforcement Division where he oversaw the Tactical Operations Section, Patrol Support Section and Protective Security Section. In April of 2019, he was promoted to Deputy Chief where he has oversight of the Patrol Operations Bureau.
Deputy Chief Vasquez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Colorado State University and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership and the FBI National Academy, Session 267.