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Volunteers In Policing (VIP)
The Aurora Police Department is committed to Community Policing, a philosophy that promotes a close cooperation between citizens and the police department through communication and interaction.

Volunteers are an essential part of community policing and are a priority at the Aurora Police Department. With the help of Volunteers In Policing (VIPs), the police department personnel can dedicate more time to reducing crime. Volunteers cover enough man hours for the police department to equal to the hours of more than 10 full time officers for an entire year.

Download a Volunteer Application

What can I do as a volunteer?
For youth volunteers in the Police Department: Law Enforcement Exploring (Youth ages 14-20)

What are the benefits of volunteering?
You have the experience and skills to make a valuable contribution to your community and your police department. Volunteer work provides a chance to help others, provides challenges which increase your means for growth and your scope of learning.

You can make a difference in the quality of service that is delivered, learn more about the criminal justice system and learn new skills while you stay active, involved and meet new people.

How do I become a volunteer?
become a volunteer with the Aurora Police Department you must be a legal resident of the United States, 18 years of age and pass a background check. Volunteers must adhere to the dress code and Policies and Procedures pertaining to the department employees.

We invite you to join us in our “Community Commitment”. If you have the time and desire to become an integral part of the Aurora Police Department
complete an application and send it to our Volunteer Coordinator, Karen Rogers (for questions, call 303-739-6346 or email her at krogers@auroragov.org.

Citizens’ Police Academy

As a resident of Aurora, you can play a large role in shaping your community. This includes helping to ensure the safety of your neighborhood by working with members of law enforcement. You can gain valuable insight into the operations of the police department and find important ways to help your community by
enrolling in the Citizens’ Police Academy. Find out more.

Download an application
City of Aurora Colorado -- 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy -- Aurora, CO 80012            Access Aurora: 303-739-7000