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 Public Affairs Unit.

Public Affairs Unit Staff:

Sergeant Faith Goodrich - Unit Supervisor
Agent Matthew Longshore - Public Information Officer
Joe Moylan - Public Information Officer 

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

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The Aurora Police Department recognizes that out of the 351,200 citizens that reside in the city of Aurora, 29% represent the Hispanic community. To better serve that community they are unveiling a new Spanish language Facebook page. This new social media site will allow them to directly share information and provide a forum for people to ask the APD questions in Spanish. The page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/PoliciaDeAurora/.  

The Aurora Police Department already operates a Spanish language Twitter account which it started in 2015.  It is the only law enforcement agency in the state to have one. 

By utilizing social media the Aurora Police Department’s goal is to foster trust and a sense of community by engaging those they serve. It allows them to share information quickly that could help protect the community, catch suspects, and find missing persons. It also provides the APD with the opportunity to highlight the day-to-day operations of the department and the good work their officers and employees do on a daily basis.

The Aurora Police Department currently connects with it's residents in English via Twitter, Facebook, Periscope, Nextdoor and YouTube. The APD Recruiting Unit, K-9 Unit, Traffic Section and Police Explorer Post also have Facebook pages. The APD encourages the community to “follow” them on Twitter and “like” their Facebook pages to receive the latest news, alerts, and crime prevention information.

Officer Diana Cooley
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
303.739.6022
Posted by [email protected]  On Oct 24, 2016 at 6:15 PM
  
From January 1 to October 9th of this year, 1,136 vehicles have been stolen in the city of Aurora, which is a 14.7% increase from 2015. To help in their fight against auto theft the Aurora Police Department is turning to social media.

When someone reports their vehicle stolen to the APD that information will now be posted on a newly created Facebook page and Twitter account. It is hoped that by getting this information out to the public it will help the victims of auto theft get their cars back sooner.  

If one of our social media followers sees a stolen vehicle they are asked not to follow or approach it and to call police immediately. The Telecommunicator with Public Safety Communications Department who takes their call will then verify that the vehicle is stolen and then broadcast the information to officers in that area. 

Sergeant Chris Amsler, the department's social media coordinator said "We believe that using social media for this purpose will bring more public awareness to the issue of auto theft.  Auto theft affects not only the individual vehicle owner, but our entire community.  We also want auto thieves to know that starting today not only are the police looking for the cars they steal but so is the public." 

If you are interested in receiving social media auto theft alerts you can follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/APDStealAlert or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/APDStealAlerts/

Click here for auto theft prevention tips.

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Oct 22, 2016 at 1:48 PM
  
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