Retired Pueblo Police Chief Troy Davenport, East High graduate from the Class of 1983, served a 32-year career in law enforcement before retiring in April of 2021.
Following high school, Troy earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology/Criminology from University of Southern Colorado, now Colorado State University Pueblo and later earned a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
Troy started he law enforcement career in 1989 at the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy while he was still a reserve medical corpsman for the U.S. Navy. He also was a member of the Sheriff’s STAR team which is a SWAT team equivalent.
Troy eventually made the switch to the Pueblo Police Department in 1994 and in the early part of his career he taught the D.A.R.E. program to youth in the community. He promoted as a detective and spent time as a school resource officer. Troy was later promoted to Sergeant and returned to patrol. Becoming a Captain in 2006, he oversaw the D.A.R.E. program, resource officer programs, and internal affairs training. In 2011, Troy was named Deputy Chief which sent him back to patrol and he oversaw the operations bureau. Troy was named Chief in 2017 and, in 2019, took on the additional title of Deputy Mayor of Pueblo.
In addition to the promotions within law enforcement, Troy is a graduate of the 233rd Session FBI National Academy, a graduate of the 78th Session FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Symposium, and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. During Troy’s service in the U.S. Navy, he received the South West Asia Service Medal and the Kuwaiti Defense Medal.
Troy is a member of Pueblo’s Rotary 43. He is no stranger to recognition or awards within the Pueblo community as he was the Pueblo Child Advocacy Center “2018 Champion of Children” and served as the campaign chair for the 96th annual drive with United Way of Pueblo County in 2018. He was the Colorado State Fair Parade Honorary Marshal in 2021 and the 2022 recipient of the Mel Harmon Award for his exceptional service, volunteerism and dedication to our community.
Troy is married to his wife Mary and has three children and three grandchildren. He is an active cyclist and is enjoying retirement.