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Commander David Manzanilla

Commander David Manzanilla


David is a native of Caracas, Venezuela, but moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico when he was a toddler. David graduated from a high school specialized in music and left Puerto Rico when he joined the Army in 2003. David served overseas as an infantryman, before his unit was relocated to Fort Carson, Colorado in 2005. Moreover, David continued his military career in the Army Reserves while assigned to a training unit in Denver, Colorado.

In 2007 David was hired by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy designee and upon his academy graduation, was assigned to the El Paso County Jail, where he served in the Detentions Security Division and in the Detentions Operations Divisions. In 2009, David was transferred to the Patrol Division and eventually was selected to move over to the Colorado Springs Police Department Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence Division. In 2016 David was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served as a patrol supervisor until being selected to go back to the Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence Division to run a Narcotics Impact Street Team.

In 2019 David was selected for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant and returned to the Patrol Division as a shift commander. In 2020 David was chosen to lead the Technical Investigations section of the Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigations Division. In this capacity, David also served concurrently as one of two 4th Judicial District’s Deadly Force Investigation Team Commanders for the Sheriff’s Office. In 2021 David was promoted to the rank of Commander and assigned to lead the Criminal Investigations Division.

David obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from the Colorado Technical University in Criminal Justice and has received numerous awards, commendations, and letters of appreciation. David and his family enjoy outdoor activities, the zoo, music, sports, travel, and movies.