David J. Lucero announces candidacy for Pueblo County Sheriff

December 14, 2021

PUEBLO COUNTY – 21-year Law Enforcement veteran, Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office 17-year veteran, and current Bureau Chief, David J. Lucero, announced his 2022 candidacy for Pueblo County Sheriff today. Lucero is running as a Democrat candidate in the November 8, 2022, election.

Lucero was born in Pueblo, CO in 1978 and raised in Raton, New Mexico. He attended and graduated from the University of Southern Colorado (now CSU-Pueblo) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Lucero served as the appointed chief over all aspects of law enforcement administration supervising two Captains and all Patrol Lieutenants, Sergeants and Deputies, the SWAT team, D.A.R.E. / S.R.O. Deputies, Traffic, Civil Fugitive, Canine (K-9) Unit, Investigations, Narcotics Unit, Sheriff’s Office at Colorado State University-Pueblo, and ACOVA (victims’ assistance). In November 2020, David assumed responsibilities as the Detention Bureau Chief and managed the facilities during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Lucero is a trusted and transformational leader. Lucero continually demonstrates his commitment to the citizens of Pueblo County through community meeting engagement, profession focused education, and innovative policy development. Lucero supports a financially conservative approach, critical over the next three years as the county builds a new jail.

Sheriff Taylor endorses David Lucero as Pueblo County’s next Sheriff. An honor that signifies Taylor’s faith in David’s ability to lead the esteemed agency well into the future.

“I believe in creating and sustaining community dialogue in these dynamic times,” Lucero said. “I look forward to taking on the unique challenges of recruiting and maintaining law enforcement officers, detention deputies, and other critical staff necessary to protect our citizens within Pueblo County.

As Sheriff, Lucero will:

  • Emphasize and support community and juvenile engagement opportunities such as neighborhood watch, safety fairs, and the school resource officer program.
  • Enhance the best practices of hiring and retaining quality employees.
  • Ensure we operate and maintain a safe detention center.
  • Continue to manage a fiscally responsible agency.
  • Expand and revitalize the Community Inmate Work Release Program.
  • Address behavioral health needs and help reduce recidivism.
  • Continue and enhance programs to address the current state of the mental health and substance abuse issues affecting our community.
  • Expand and increase traffic enforcement.
  • Explore opportunities to combine existing office resources by partnering with other local law enforcement agencies to reduce crime.

Learn more about David Lucero through his website and his Facebook page @LuceroforSheriff.

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