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Jan 24, 2012 4:00 PM by Paul Kavanaugh

Carey named Colorado Springs permanent police chief

Interim police chief Peter Cary is now the permanent chief of police for Colorado Springs.

Mayor Steve Bach offered the resolution to make Carey permanent chief at today's city council meeting.

After words of praise from the mayor and councilman Bernie Herpin and councilwoman Jan Martin, the vote was unanimously to make Carey the permanent chief.

"Chief Carey has demonstrated flexibility, vision and leadership in the challenging role of interim chief," said Mayor Bach. "We are confident in his substantial abilities and look forward to working with him in the important work of keeping Colorado Springs one of the safest large cities in America."

Chief Carey joined the Colorado Springs Police Department in 1984, after serving with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office for two years. He has been assigned to Patrol, Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence, Tactical Unit, Training Academy and the Major Crimes Unit.

Carey holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Saint Joseph's University and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Carey became the interim chief after Bach asked then Chief Richard Myers to step down after Bach took office.

Carey holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Saint Joseph's University and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

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