COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Mayor John Suthers announced today that Deputy Police Chief Vince Niski will serve as the interim chief of police upon the retirement of Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey Feb. 1, 2019.
Carey, who has served as chief since 2011, will continue in his role until his retirement date of Feb. 1, 2019.
A nationwide search is underway to recruit for the position of police chief. The position directly reports to the mayor.
Deputy Chief Vince Niski
Deputy Chief Niski, a citizen of Colorado Springs for nearly 50 years, joined the Colorado Springs Police Department in February 1989. He was promoted through the ranks and became a Deputy Chief in 2012. He currently oversees the Patrol Operations Bureau. Throughout his career, he served in the Patrol Bureau, Traffic Unit, Metro Vice Narcotics and Intelligence Division, and the Specialized Enforcement Division. Upon his promotion to commander, he was assigned to the Stetson Hills Division. Deputy Chief Niski holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership and Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police.