In an emergency, call 911
For non-emergency dispatch, call 303.627.3100
One of the Aurora City Council’s goals is to assure a safe community. Safety is one of the city’s top priorities. In fact, Aurora is one of the safest large cities in the United States. The city of Aurora public safety departments continue to develop neighborhood and community relationships to proactively address public safety issues while exploring regional approaches to addressing shared public safety needs. Each area provides quality customer service and responsiveness to citizens seeking public safety services.
Aurora Police Department
The Aurora Police Department is one of only 10 municipal law enforcement agencies in Colorado to be accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The department offers the citizens of Aurora a state-of-the-art prevention, intervention and suppression efforts to prevent and reduce crime. All Aurora police officers understand they are an integral part of the community and that everything they do is for the community they serve.
Aurora Fire Rescue
Accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, the firefighters of Aurora inhibit, control, contain and restrain fire or the possibility of a fire. The department receives more than 800 fire-related calls annually, which include structure fires, brush fires and vehicle fires. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Bureau is the largest section within the department and is responsible for more than 70 percent of all emergency responses.
Crime can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. Many crimes can be prevented. The Aurora Police Department would like to remind members of the community that taking some simple steps can minimize their potential for becoming a victim.
Office of Emergency Management
A division of Aurora Fire Rescue, the Office of Emergency Management strives to minimize death, injury and property losses while maintaining city governmental operations in the event of severe weather, terrorism events, and other natural or man-made disasters.
Public Safety Communications
The city's award-winning dispatch call center insures quality 911 services for fire, police, and emergency medical and management services. The center operates 24 hours a day, seven days per week, answers more than 600,000 telephone calls, and dispatches more than 350,000 incidents annually.
Municipal Courts and Detention
The Municipal Courts maintain an unbiased, independent court system that provides due process for all parties by maintaining a highly skilled judiciary and staff, and creating educational community programs and sentences to influence the behavior of individuals in a positive manner. The Detention Center operates under strict rules of conduct and maintains the security and well-being of prisoners within their charge.
Our citizens often have inquiries regarding traffic control devices such as signs, traffic signals, roundabouts, crosswalks, and pavement markings. The Traffic Operations Division is responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of all traffic control devices. The Traffic Section of the Aurora Police Department is composed of a DUI Enforcement Unit, a Hit and Run Investigations Unit, a Photo Red Light Detail, a Motor Carrier Safety Unit, and the Motorcycle Enforcement Team (MET).