The deputy chief of police will serve as interim police chief until a new one can be hired, according to a press release from the city of Colorado Springs.
Peter Carey has been with the Colorado Springs Police Department since 1984, and was named deputy chief in 2008. He has been a master patrol officer, field training officer, narcotics detective and crisis negotiator.
Carey has held supervisory positions in the patrol bureau; metro vice, narcotics and intelligence unit; training academy; specialized enforcement unit and major crimes unit.
He replaces Richard Myers, who retired Oct. 3.