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Bias-Motivated Crime

The Aurora Police Department is committed to fully investigating bias-motivated crimes that occur within our community. To accomplish this goal, we have dedicated one detective from the Investigate Support Section who will be working on these sensitive cases full-time. This detective will work closely with the APD Victim’s Services Unit and various community groups to provide support to victims and impacted community members.

If the public wishes to make a report about a bias-motivated crime, they can do so by calling the Aurora911 center at 303.627.3100, 9-1-1 in an emergency, or can reach the detective directly at 303.739.1661. An email address has also been established: [email protected]. The phone number will be monitored during business hours and any messages, email, or tips will be reviewed within 24 hours.

Colorado Revised Statutes defines a bias-motivated crime as follows:
A person commits a bias-motivated crime if, with the intent to intimidate or harass another person because of that person’s actual or perceived race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation, he or she:

Knowingly causes bodily injury to another person; or

By words or conduct, knowingly places another person in fear of imminent lawless action directed at that person or that person’s property and such words or conduct are likely to produce bodily injury to that person or damage to that person’s property; or

Knowingly causes damage to or destruction of the property of another person.

You can click on the following link regarding Colorado bias motivated crime information from the Department of Justice -

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