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


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Recent Posts
This last week there has been a great deal of attention in the news about immigration. As a result questions continue to be raised about the Aurora Police Department’s policy regarding federal immigration laws. Specifically, people are asking if we intend to change them.

The simple answer continues to be: No

Aurora Police Officers DO NOT have the authority to detain a person based on their immigration status. They also DO NOT have the authority to investigate or enforce federal immigration laws. They do not and will not ask a person about their immigration status. It is not our practice to report to other agencies who we speak with or what their immigration status is for being in this country or in our city.

Regardless of a person’s immigration status, anyone who violates a city ordinance or state law will still be subject to arrest and prosecution.

We base our policy on public safety. It is our goal to ensure that all individuals within Aurora feel safe when it comes to reporting emergencies and criminal activity. Our desire has always been that our residents should not be fearful of the women and men who protect and serve our diverse community.

I have asked my Executive Leadership Team to remind our members about this policy and to reach out to our immigrant communities to answer questions regarding our policy and to address concerns.

Our responsibility is to provide services to ALL of our residents, enforce local laws and build strong community partnerships. 

Nick Metz
Chief of Police
Twitter: @APDChiefMetz

Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 21, 2019 at 1:46 PM
  
I have been hearing concerns from members of Aurora’s diverse immigrant community on the subject of immigration enforcement. Many members of that community have fears of reaching out to the police and other emergency services in a time of need because of their documentation status. I want to reassure members of those communities that if they find themselves in a situation where they need help that they should not be afraid to call 911. Our policy remains the same…officers will not enforce, investigate, or detain individuals based solely on their immigration status.

Our policy is not based on politics or personal philosophy. It is based on public safety. It is our goal to ensure that all individuals within Aurora feel safe in reporting emergencies and working closely with the APD to ensure our city remains a safe place for all.

Nicholas Metz
Chief of Police
@APDChiefMetz

Posted by [email protected]  On Feb 17, 2017 at 3:53 PM
  
Since the election, many questions have been raised about Aurora Police Department’s current non-enforcement policy on immigration. Specifically, people are asking if we intend to change our policy.

The simple answer is: No

APD's policy on immigration will remain as follows:

Officers will not enforce, investigate, or detain individuals based on their immigration status.

Our policy is not based on politics or personal philosophy. It is based on public safety. It is our goal to ensure that all individuals within Aurora feel safe in reporting emergencies and working closely with the APD to ensure our city remains a safe place for all.

The city’s responsibility is to provide services to all residents, enforce local laws and build strong community partnerships.

Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 15, 2016 at 11:26 AM
  
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