On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the Aurora Police Department, I welcome you to our website. I hope you find the information valuable. Our goal is to exceed our community’s expectations for public service. We continually strive for excellence and always welcome your suggestions on how we might serve you better.

Joshua Daugherty, Chief of Police

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.

Duty. Honor. Community.

Joshua Daugherty


Vernon McBride


Clint Holmstrom


Mathew Hountz


Bryce Potraffke


Jacob Lusby


Kevin Seigel


Jarrod Nichols


Jason Turner

Patrolman-K9 Handler



Join our Team!

The Aurora Police Department is looking for talented, qualified community members to come work with us!

Want to help but not ready to apply? Find out how to become a volunteer with the police department.

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