Sheriff David Lucero Sheriff David Lucero
Date First Elected
Current Term Ends

Pueblo County Sheriff

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 the remainder of Sheriff Taylor's term. He was elected Sheriff in the November 2022 general election.

Sheriff Lucero has served as Vice President and President of the Colorado Jail Association and as a Technical Resource Provider for the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections. Sheriff Lucero also serves as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshal assigned to the U.S. Marshals Colorado Violent Offender Task Force. 

Education & Training
Sheriff 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.  Sheriff Lucero graduated in May of 2022 with his Master of Public Safety from the University of Virginia.