Deputy Chief Gomes
Deputy Chief John Gomes grew up in Colorado Springs, and graduated from Harrison High School. John joined the United States Air Force in 1975 and after serving for 12 years as a Law Enforcement Specialist pursued his civilian career in Law Enforcement.
John attended Pikes Peak Community College where he graduated with an AAS Degree in Criminal Justice. He also holds a BA Degree in Criminal Justice from Grantham University. He is a graduate of the 194th Session of the FBI National Academy. John worked for the Colorado State Patrol and in 1987 joined the Woodland Park Police Department.
During his employment, John has served as a Patrol Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Commander and is currently the Deputy Chief of Police. He worked many years as an undercover narcotics officer while assigned to a metropolitan task force. John has also worked as a general crimes detective, a domestic violence team supervisor, a reserve liaison officer, professional standards supervisor, major crimes supervisor and as the department's Public Information Officer (PIO). John was an Adjunct Instructor at the Pikes Peak Regional Law Enforcement Academy. John received the department's Life Saving Award. He served as a Director of the boards for both the Northeast Teller County Fire District and the Children's Advocacy Center in Colorado Springs. He currently is a board member of the Fourth Judicial District's Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement (VALE) and the El Paso/Teller County E-911 boards.
John J. Gomes