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

Located at: 233 Main St.

*Dial 911 for Emergencies*

812-926-1101 ext. 2 (Non-Emergencies)

812-926-0713 (Fax)

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

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.

Active Members of the
Aurora Police Department

Aurora Police Chief Josh Daugherty.

Police Chief Josh Daugherty

Aurora Police Sergeant Mike Prudenti.

Lt. Mike Prudenti


Aurora Police Detective Vern McBride.

Vernon McBride

Patrol Officers

Aurora Police
                Officer Matthew Hountz

Matthew Hountz

Aurora Police
  							Officer Clint Holmstrom.

Clint Holmstrom

Aurora Police
  							Officer Jason Siekman.

Jason Siekman

Aurora Police
  							Officer Jason Turner.

Jason Turner

Aurora Police
  							K9 Ozzy.


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

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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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