The primary philosophy of the Aurora Police Department is to prevent crime, safeguard life and property, maintain order, and foster community engagement while enhancing the quality of life to our residents. To enhance this vision, our officers must make many contacts within citizens, business owners, and visitors while applying the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and accountability as we strive to make each of these contacts excellent. Law abiding citizens can expect interactions with our officers to be professional and responsive. Citizen trust and input into solving community concerns and preventing criminal activity is held in high regard. Persons who choose to engage in criminal behavior can expect to be met with a swift response. We will accomplish this mission in a professional and courteous manner, within the confines of our authority, while maintaining the core values of our agency.
The Aurora Police Department will endeavor to provide the highest quality of service to the citizens of Aurora at all times. Through the constant training and evaluation we will be recognized and respected as a model of excellence in policing, fostering the highest level of public trust and safety within our community. We will aggressively prosecute criminals, maintain positive community relations, and address quality of life issues without prejudice and discrimination. We will be recognized as an organization that recruits individuals who promote our organizational values and exhibits a strong desire to serve and demonstrates a commitment to excellence.