Aurora Police News
The Aurora Police News Blog was created in 2016 as a new way to share news and information from the Aurora Police Department with the community we serve. It is maintained by the staff of the Media Relations Unit.

Media Relations Unit Staff:

Sergeant Bill Hummel-Unit Supervisor
Officer Crystal McCoy-Public Information Officer
Officer Matthew Longshore-Public Information Officer
Officer Anthony Camacho (Spanish Speaking)- Public Information Officer

To reach a member of the Media Relations Unit call 720.432.5095 or email apdpio@auroragov.org.
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DISCLAIMER: Information is subject to change as case investigations proceed. Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged. All arrestees are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. 


Recent Posts
UPDATE: The Empowering Youth Guide is now available online. Click here to download your copy.

Information previously released on November 1st, 2016:

The Empowering guide was produced by the Aurora Police Department in partnership and created by young adults from various organizations. The guide is intended to be used by the young adults in our community, and making them more knowledgeable on police policies, laws, and how to best interact with the police. We are excited to unveil this educational guide created by and provided to the youth of our community.

WHO: Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz, Betty Hailu Rangeview High School Student/ Aurora Youth Commission, Jacob Lempert Rangeview High School Student/Aurora Police Explorer Jacob Lempert

WHAT: Launch of the Empowering and Understanding Through Knowledge youth guide that promotes understanding through knowledge.

WHEN: November 3rd, 2016; 3:45 p.m.

WHERE: Rangeview High School, 17599 East Iliff Avenue., Aurora, 80013 (Front Entrance)

Following introductory comments, the speakers will be available for media interviews.
Posted by dcooley@auroragov.org  On Nov 03, 2016 at 6:31 PM
  
Aurora Police Department Explorer Post 2024 is seeking highly motivated young men and women, ages 14-19 who are interested in exploring a career in law enforcement and giving back to their community.  Police Explorers are uniformed volunteers who perform
a variety of community relations work 

Explorers participate in community events by assisting the police department with traffic and crowd control. They assist at the three Police District Station Front Desks answering phones and providing information to the public. They participate in a variety of community service and outreach events. 

Explorers receive training in personal safety, crime scene investigations, hostage negotiations, domestic violence, ethics, traffic stops, community relations and other law enforcement subjects. 

Explorers who complete 8 hours of service or training for each month have the opportunity to ride with a patrol officer and experience first hand police operations in the field. Explorers participate in local, regional, and national conferences and competitions.  

Explorers who excel in the program are eligible to receive scholarship money for college, hold leadership positions in the post and receive Civil Service Preference Points when they apply to become an Aurora Police Officer.

The post is currently accepting applications until November 9th. Those who are accepted into the program will be required to attend the Police Explorer Academy which will start in January of 2017. Classes for the academy are held every Saturday for 12 weeks. 

The Explorers will be hosting a Recruiting Open House on Saturday, September 24th at 2:30 p.m. at the Aurora Central Library (14949 E. Alameda Parkway). 

For more information about the Explorer program visit www.auroraexplorers.com or call Police Recruiter Jennifer Krause at 303.326.8759. 

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer 
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by Guest  On Aug 23, 2016 at 2:29 PM
  
Aurora’s 2nd Annual Unity Peace March will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016. The mile-long March will begin with speakers at Aurora Central High School at 10:00 a.m. Marchers will make their way through the neighborhood and finish at Spencer Garrett Park at Joliet Street and 16th Avenue where there will be a resource fair, free food, music, dance, the Mobile Playground, youth sports, activities, and games.

The Unity Peace March is hosted by Gang Rescue and Support Project (GRASP) and Aurora’s Gang Reduction Impact Program (A-GRIP), a coalition of agencies including: The Juvenile Assessment Center; Aurora for Youth; Metro Denver Partners/GRASP; Mile High Behavioral Healthcare; Friends for Youth; Hood Monsters (an acronym for Holding Our Own Destiny, Making Our Neighborhoods Stronger Through Education, Respect and Self-esteem). Other contributing sponsors include the New Dawn Center for Spiritual Living; Aurora Mental Health Center; Aurora Strong Resilience Center; Aurora Youth Options; Boettcher Boys & Girls Club; and the Colorado Foundation for Public Health and the Environment.

About GRASP:

GRASP is a peer-run, intervention program that works with youth who are at-risk of gang involvement or are presently active in gangs. GRASP helps families of gang victims, and serves as a youth advocate. GRASP works well because it is primarily run by ex-gang members who broke free of the gang life-style and turned their lives around. The staff understands how difficult it is to make this transition and the challenges facing youth who do. Established in 1991 after a tragic ‘drive-by’ shooting death of a teen, GRASP has evolved into a highly respected and successful program of Metro Denver Partners, a non-profit organization that for over 45 years has helped kids to better futures through one-on-one mentoring.

About A-GRIP:

A-GRIP is a comprehensive network of providers who coordinate services that are designed to prevent youth from becoming involved in gangs and provide intervention programs to young people (ages 14-24) who are actively involved in the gang lifestyle. These services include: youth risk assessments; sport leagues; pro-active street outreach; case management; mentoring; pro-social activities; educational and court advocacy; job readiness training; employment assistance; tattoo removal; support groups; and mediation to de-escalate gang tensions in the community. A-GRIP is also committed to generating greater gang awareness among youth, parents, schools, youth-serving organizations and our community. 

Schedule of Events:

Gathering and Speakers at Aurora Central High School (11700 East 11th Avenue): 10:00 a.m.
Start time for March to Spencer Garrett Park (Joliet Street and 16th Avenue): 10:30 a.m.
Resource Fair, Free Food, Music, Dance, Youth Activities at Spencer Garrett Park: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Speakers Mayor Steve Hogan and Chief of Police Nick Metz: Noon

Contact:
Dawn Barrett
Program Manager
Aurora For Youth
303.739.1772 or dbarrett@auroragov.org 
Posted by Guest  On Jul 28, 2016 at 11:52 AM
  
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