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:

Acting Lieutenant Faith Goodrich-Commanding Officer
Agent Matthew Longshore-Public Information Officer
Officer Elizabeth McGregor-Public Information Officer


To reach a member of the Media Relations Unit call 720.432.5095 or email [email protected]. If you are a member of the public and you have a question, request, comment or concern, email [email protected].

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Recent Posts
Terry Brown Named Special Operations Bureau Commander

Chief of Police Nicholas Metz is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry Brown to the rank of Commander. He will oversee the operations of the Special Operations Bureau.

Commander Brown started his law enforcement career in 1985 when he was hired as a Deputy Sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. In 1994, he joined the Aurora Police Department and served as a Patrol Officer and a member of the Direct Action Response Team. He later promoted to Agent (Detective) and worked in the Major Investigations, Crimes Against Children Unit.

In 2000, Commander Brown was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He supervised a Patrol Team and was an Investigator with the Internal Affairs Section. In 2002, he was promoted to Lieutenant and served as a Internal Affairs Commander, District Watch Commander, Narcotics Section Commander, and Executive Officer for District 1. In 2009, Commander Brown was promoted to Captain where he served as a Executive Officer for District 1, District 1 Commander, Commander of the Internal Affairs Bureau and Special Operations Commander.

Commander Brown is a graduate of the DEA’s Drug Unit Commanders Academy, Leadership Aurora 2010 and he has received senior police executive training at the Senior Management Institute for Police. He earned his Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver and his Bachelors of Science in Applied Management from National American University.

Commander Brown

Officer Kenneth Forrest
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
(720) 432-5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 15, 2018 at 3:14 PM
  
Lee Condreay Named New Internal Affairs Bureau Commander 

Chief of Police Nicholas Metz is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Condreay to the rank of Commander. He will oversee the operations of the Internal Affairs Bureau which includes one Lieutenant, two Sergeant Investigators, two Agent Investigators and one Administrative Technician. The Internal Affairs Bureau is responsible for investigating allegations of misconduct involving department members.  

Commander Condreay was selected after a rigorous promotional testing process which included presentations to and input from the APD’s newly created Citizen Policing Advisory Team (CPAT)

Commander Condreay, who is an Aurora native, started his law enforcement career in 1991 when he was hired as a Police Officer with the Englewood Police Department. In 1996 he joined the Aurora Police Department and served as a Patrol Officer and a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT). In 2001 he was promoted to the rank of Agent where he served as a Detective in the Investigations Bureau and then later as a Police Training Instructor at the Aurora Police Academy.

In 2003, Commander Condreay was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. During his tenure as a Sergeant he supervised a Patrol Team, a Police Area Representative Team (PAR) and a Direct Action Response Team. In 2008 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and served as a District Watch Commander, District 2 Sector Commander, and was the Executive Officer for District 2. He later commanded the Investigative Support Section, Metro Gang Task Force and since 2016 has served as the Deputy Commander of the Internal Affairs Bureau.

Commander Condreay is a graduate of the University of Denver Executive Leadership Program, IACP Leadership in Police Organizations, and the FBI Command Institute for Law Enforcement Executives.  He earned his Masters of Arts in Management and Leadership from Webster University and his Bachelors of Science in Educations from the University of Northern Colorado. 

Commander Condreay

Acting Lieutenant Chris Amsler
Executive Officer to the Chief of Police
720.432.5095 
Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 18, 2017 at 6:51 PM
  
Darin Parker Named New District 3 Commander

Chief of Police Nicholas Metz is pleased to announce the appointment of Darin Parker to the rank of Commander. He will oversee the operations of District 3 and command 113 personnel. District 3 provides law enforcement services to Southeast Aurora which covers approximately 53 square miles and serves approximately 141,000 residents.

Commander Parker started his law enforcement career as a Police Officer with the Albuquerque, New Mexico Police Department in 1989. In 1995 he moved north to Colorado and joined the Aurora Police Department. He later promoted to Agent (detective) and was assigned to the Crimes Against Person’s Unit and Crimes Against Children Unit where he investigated serious felony crimes.

In 2002 Commander Parker was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He supervised a patrol team, the Pattern Crimes Unit and was an Investigator with the Internal Affairs Section. In 2009 he was promoted to Lieutenant and served as a Watch Commander at District 1 and as the Sector Commander for District 2. He also commanded the Narcotics Section and the Operations Support Section (SWAT and K-9 Units).

During the summer of 2016 Commander Parker completed the Senior Management Institute In Policing which was sponsored by the Police Executive Research Forum. He has also completed the IACP Leadership in Police Organization Course and the University of Denver Executive Leadership Program. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University.

Lieutenant Brett Parvin, New Executive Officer to the Chief of Police

Chief Metz has selected Lieutenant Brett Parvin to serve as his Executive Officer. He will oversee the department's community outreach efforts and command the Media Relations and Recruiting Units. He most recently served as the Commanding Officer of the department's Record Section where he was oversaw the operations of 51 employees, including 5 civilian supervisors and one Sergeant.

Lieutenant Parvin, who grew up in Aurora joined the Aurora Police Department in 2000. During his time as a Patrol Officer he was assigned to patrol and the District 2 Police Area Representative Unit. In 2004 he was promoted to the rank of Agent (detective) and was assigned to the District 1 Crimes Against Persons Unit. In 2007 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. During his tenure as Sergeant he supervised two patrol teams, the Support Services Unit, and the Emergency Response Team (ERT).  In 2012 he was promoted to Lieutenant and served as a Watch Commander and Sector Commander for District 2 before being assigned to command the department's Record Section.

Lieutenant Parvin earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in English from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.

Other Executive Leadership Team Changes

Commander Harry Glidden, the Commander of the Internal Affairs Bureau will now serve as the Commander for District 1. District 1 provides law enforcement services to West Aurora. It is 19 square miles in size and serves approximately 122,000 residents. He will command 165 personnel.

Commander Eric Stewart, the Commander for District 1 will now serve as the Commander of the Internal Affairs Bureau.

Captain Terry Brown, the Deputy Commander for District 1 will now serve as the Commanding Officer of the Special Operations Bureau. He will command Investigative Support Section and Narcotics Section. 

Captain Bob Stef, The Commanding Officer of the Special Operations Bureau will now serve as the Deputy Commander of District 1.

Captain Rob McGregor, The Commanding Officer of the Technical and Support Bureau will now serve as the Deputy Commander of District 3.


Commander Darin Parker
Commander Darin Parker

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720-432-5095

Posted by [email protected]  On Mar 04, 2017 at 3:26 PM
  
Marcus Dudley Appointed to Rank of Commander

Chief of Police Nicholas Metz is pleased to announce the appointment of Marcus Dudley to the rank of Commander. He is the second African-American in the department’s history to attain a senior executive position on the department’s command staff. He will oversee the operations of District 2 and command 126 personnel. District 2 provides law enforcement services to Northeast Aurora and is approximately 101 square miles in size with a population of about 95,000 residents.

Commander Dudley joined the Aurora Police Department in 1996. During his tenure as a Police Officer he was assigned to Patrol, the School Resource Officer Unit, and the Training Section where he served as a Police Training Instructor. He was later assigned to the Media Relations Unit where he served as one of the department’s public information officers. In 2007 he was promoted to Agent (detective) and was assigned to the Media Relations Unit and the Crimes Against Children Unit.

In 2009 Commander Dudley was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. During his tenure as a Sergeant he supervised a patrol team and the Intelligence Unit. In 2013 He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned to District 3 as a Watch Commander. In April of 2015 he was selected to serve as the Executive Officer to Chief of Police Metz where he oversaw the operations of the Media Relations and Recruiting Units and the department’s community outreach efforts.

Commander Dudley earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Economics from Bethany College. He is a graduate of Leadership Aurora and recently completed the Senior Management Institute In Policing which was sponsored by the Police Executive Research Forum.

Lieutenant Darin Parker, New Executive Officer to the Chief of Police

Chief Metz has selected Lieutenant Darin Parker to serve as his Executive Officer. He will oversee the department’s community outreach efforts and command the Media Relations and Recruiting Units. He most recently served as the Deputy Commander of the Internal Affairs Bureau where he played an instrumental role in reforming the bureaus policies, procedures and investigative methods.

Lieutenant Parker started his law enforcement career as a Police Officer with the Albuquerque, New Mexico Police Department in 1989. In 1995 he moved north to Colorado and joined the Aurora Police Department. He later promoted to Agent (detective) and was assigned to the Crimes Against Person’s Unit and Crimes Against Children Unit where he investigated serious felony crimes.

In 2002 Lieutenant Parker was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He supervised a patrol team, the Pattern Crimes Unit and was an Investigator with the Internal Affairs Section. In 2009 he was promoted to Lieutenant and served as a Watch Commander at District 1, the Sector Lieutenant for District 2. He also commanded the Narcotics Section and the Operations Support Section (SWAT and K-9 Units).

This summer Lieutenant Parker completed the Senior Management Institute In Policing which was sponsored by the Police Executive Research Forum. He has also completed the IACP Leadership in Police Organization Course and the University of Denver Executive Leadership Program. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University.

Other Executive Leadership Team Changes

Chief Metz also announcing the following changes to his Executive Leadership Team:

Commander Mike Dailey, the Commander for District 2 will now serve as the Commander for District 1. District 1 provides law enforcement serves to West Aurora. It 19 square miles in size and has about 122,000 residents. He will command 172 personnel.

Commander Ernie Ortiz, the Commander for District 1 will now oversee the operations of the Investigations Bureau which includes the Major Crimes Investigations Section, Community Resources Section, Traffic Section, Crime Lab Section and the Electronic Support Section. He will command 121 personnel.

Chief Metz said “There is little doubt that our nation is experiencing the most difficult and complex time as it pertains to police-community relations. Commander Dailey and newly promoted Commander Dudley get it. I look forward to working with them as they take their respective districts to new heights. I am exited for Commander Ortiz's new role in overseeing complex and important investigations. I know he will ensure high quality and professional investigations and will protect the rights of victims, families of victims and those accused of committing crimes.  I also look forward to working closely with Lieutenant Parker as my new Executive Officer.”

All of these changes will take place on September 24th.

Commander Marcus Dudley
Commander Marcus Dudley

Lieutnenant Darin Parker
Lieutenant Darin Parker

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095


Posted by [email protected]  On Sep 23, 2016 at 10:32 PM
  
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