Former Police Chief Peter Carey to be Sworn in as El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Undersheriff

March 28, 2019

Peter Carey began his law enforcement career with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in 1982. In 1984, he joined the Colorado Springs Police Department as an officer in Patrol and then with the Metro Vice, Narcotics & Intelligence Division. Promoted to sergeant in 1991, he supervised in Patrol, the Training Academy, Tactical Enforcement Unit, Investigations, and Metro VNI. In 1999, he was promoted to lieutenant with assignments in Patrol, Patrol Support and in Persons Crimes. Promoted to Commander in 2004, he was assigned to Patrol Support and then to the Stetsons Hills Patrol Division. In 2008, he was promoted to Deputy Chief over the Administrative Services Bureau and then to the Patrol Bureau. In October 2011, he was appointed Acting Chief of Police, formally receiving the permanent appointment in January 2012 until his retirement in 2019. 

Pete Carey holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of the 229th Session of the FBI’s National Academy and a 2010 graduate of the Senior Management Institute of Policing.

“Pete Carey is a recognized law enforcement professional with a history of making a difference, building trust and achieving success wherever he has served.  I can think of no one who is better respected in law enforcement to help lead this agency into the next four years” says Sheriff Elder.

His swearing in ceremony will be held tomorrow, March 29, 2019, 2:00 PM, at Centennial Hall, located at 200 S. Cascade Avenue. Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

This event is open to the public and all are welcomed to attend.