Interim police chief chosen to lead University of Colorado at Colorado Springs department

By: Ellie Mulder

June 14, 2017 Updated: Today at 8:21 am
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Marc Pino will be head of the campus police department at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs beginning July 1 after serving as interim police chief for the past 10 months, the university announced Wednesday.

Pino was appointed following a regional search by a 12-person committee. He was named interim chief after Brian McPike resigned.

“I am excited by the opportunity to continue to serve this campus,” Pino said in a written statement. “I am privileged to work directly with the outstanding men and women of the UCCS Police Department, the UCCS community and our regional law enforcement partners.”

Pino joined the UCCS Police Department as an officer in 2005, receiving promotions and several awards, according to a news release. He received the excellence and meritorious service awards in 2011 and the UCCS Garrett Swasey Outstanding Staff Award in 2016.

“He will build on a proven track record of leadership, respect and community-based police work,” Susan Szpyrka, senior vice chancellor of administration and finance, said in a written statement.

Pino received a bachelor’s degree from UCCS, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in northern Colorado Springs, and will soon earn a master’s degree from the university’s School of Public Affairs.

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