Sheriff David J. Lucero

Main Sheriff Office
Title: Sheriff
Phone: 719-583-6125
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Sheriff David J. Lucero is a 22-year-veteran law enforcement officer starting his career with the Lamar (Colorado) Police Department. Sheriff Lucero came to the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office in 2004 and has served here as a: 

  • Patrol Deputy 
  • Child Crimes Detective 
  • Major Crimes Detective 
  • Sergeant 
  • Internal Affairs Inspector 
  • Detention Operations Captain 
  • Patrol Captain 
  • Law Enforcement Bureau Chief 
  • Detention Bureau Chief 
  • Undersheriff

On October 11th, 2022 David was sworn in as the Sheriff of Pueblo County when the Pueblo Board of County Commissioners appointed him to serve out the remainder of Sheriff Taylor's term.

Lucero was promoted to Undersheriff by Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor on July 1, 2022.  Undersheriff Lucero has served as Vice President and President of the Colorado Jail Association and as a Technical Resource Provider for the US Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections. Undersheriff Lucero also serves as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal assigned to the U.S. Marshals Colorado Violent Offender Task Force. 

Education & Training
Undersheriff Lucero is a graduate of Colorado State University-Pueblo, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Rocky Mountain Command College and the 271st session of the F.B.I. National Academy.  Undersheriff Lucero graduated in May of 2022 with his Master of Public Safety from the University of Virginia.  


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