Aurora is a historic river town that is situated 35 miles west of Cincinnati, Ohio, located in the Southeast corner of Indiana. Aurora was settled in the early 1800's and incorporated in 1845 and has strong historic connections to the Ohio River. Aurora is full of unique and historic buildings that preserve its older rivercity characteristics.

Aurora Police Department

Aurora Police Department group picture.

Located at: 233 Main St.

*Dial 911 for Emergencies*

812-926-1101 (Non-Emergencies)

812-926-0713 (Fax)

You can also follow us on   Main Street Auora's Facebook link.

Aurora Police Department Hiring

Currently accepting applications for the position of police officer.

Applicants must be between the ages of 21 - 35 and able to pass a background check.

During the hiring process applicants will be required to subject themselves to various forms of background checks including a polygraph examination, credit check, drug screening, physical fitness testing, written aptitude testing, an interview process, psychological evaluation and other testing that may be deemed appropriate.

Applications can be picked up at the police department or downloaded online from Resumes will be accepted only if accompanied by an application. Deadline for all applications and resumes is noon Wednesday, December 30, 2016. Applications should be returned to the Aurora Clerk-Treasurers Office located at 235 Main Street Aurora, Indiana 47001.

Additional requirements:

  • Must be a resident citizen of the United States
  • Meet residency requirements consistent with Indiana statute
  • Must be 21 years old to apply
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Cannot have a felony conviction
  • Cannot have a misdemeanor conviction involving domestic violence
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Cannot have been dishonorably discharged from the military
  • Must pass a mandatory drug screening test
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity, by successfully completing pre-employment polygraph testing.

Our Mission, Vision, and Core Beliefs

Mission Statement

To serve the people of the City of Aurora and provide safety and improved quality of life in our community through excellence in policing.

Vision Statement

The Aurora Police Department has adopted the following vision for the 21st century:

To provide the environment for the Aurora Police Department that results in:

  • Reduction of crime and fear
  • Maximum efficiency
  • Enhanced customer service
  • Improved public confidence
  • Personal and professional growth for employees

Core Values


Accountability defines the work of every member of the Aurora Police Department. We will be held accountable for our actions, our behavior and performance simultaneously by ourselves, and to the community we serve. Everyday each of us must be able to answer the simple question, “What have I done today to provide safety and improve the quality of life for the citizens of Aurora?” Every day, everyone is responsible for advancing the mission of this police department. Working together, holding ourselves and one another accountable for fighting and preventing crime, we will improve the quality of life for Aurora citizens and make this City much safer.


We provide quality service to our community and assist other agencies to the best of our ability. We will be a positive role model by being truthful, honest, and dependable in all actions we take. In providing professional service we are committed to proficiency, reliability, and excellence in all aspects of our conduct and performance. We fulfill our mission by being accountable to our community, our Department and to one another. We embrace the ethical standards of our profession by exhibiting a courteous, conscientious and businesslike manner in all of our actions.


We are dedicated to the organization, each other, our families, and the citizens we serve. We are dedicated to working in partnerships with the community and each other to reduce crime, enhance customer service, and improve quality of life. We are committed to excellence and strive to provide the highest quality of professional law enforcement service to the community with the ultimate goal of maintaining order. We are dedicated to our core values and to upholding our oath of office.

Police Patches

In regards to questions we have received about police shoulder patches, at this time the Police Department can no longer honor requests to trade or sell shoulder patches.

Cento the K9 officer.

K-9 Cento

Active Members of the
Aurora Police Department

Aurora Police Chief Josh

Police Chief Josh Daugherty

Aurora Police Sergeant Mike

Sgt. Mike Prudenti


Aurora Police 
							Detective Vern McBride.

Vern McBride

Crime Scene Investigator

Aurora Crime 
							Scene Investigator Shane Slack.

Shane Slack

Patrol Officers

Aurora Police 
							Officer Bill Halbig.

Bill Halbig

Aurora Police 
							Officer TJ Pendergast.

TJ Pendergast

Aurora Police 
							Officer Jonathan Kolb.

Jonathan Kolb

Aurora Police 
							Officer Lorraine Oguz.

Lorraine Oguz

Aurora Police 
							Officer Clint Holmstrom.

Clint Holmstrom

Aurora Police 
							Officer Jason Siekman.

Jason Siekman

Pete Bryk -

Communication Officer
LuAnn Wunderlich -

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Useful Links

Sex Offender Registry - Click Here

Indiana Criminal Code - Click Here

Dearborn County Sheriff's Department Link - Click Here

Indiana State Police Link - Click Here

Missing and Exploited Children Link - Click Here

DOE Network Link - Click Here

Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Link - Click Here

Netsmartz (Internet Safety for Kids) - Click Here

FBI Parents Guide to Internet Safety - Click Here

Crime Stoppers - Click Here

Amber Alert - Click Here

Safe Passages (Domestic Abuse Shelter) - Click Here

MADD - Click Here

ID Theft - Click Here

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