Employment Opportunities

Current Open Positions

Police Officer - See Details Here

Telecommunications Operator - See Details Here


Do you have what it takes to become one of us? Tradition, Courage, Passion, Service, Pride... they're not just words, they're our character. With more than 300 sworn police officers and 100 professional staff members, the Aurora Police Department has a mission of enhancing the quality of life in Aurora through innovation, partnerships, and dedicated service to our community. 

The Aurora Police Department is the second-largest municipal police department in the State of Illinois and traces its roots back over 150 years. APD has become known as a leader in 21st Century Policing and focuses each day on building relationships with the community. 

For police officers, APD offers great opportunities for specialization and career development:

  •  Uniformed Patrol
  •  Community Policing Unit
  •  Investigations
  •  Special Operations Group (gang suppression, vice, narcotics)
  •  Evidence
  •  Traffic
  •  Training
  •  Special Response Team


Benefits & Recognition

The Aurora Police Department offers great pay and benefits, as well as an excellent work environment. Additionally, the part of the country we are situated in (30 miles west of Chicago in the beautiful Fox River Valley) has a very competitive cost of living relative to other metropolitan areas of the country. We are an equal opportunity employer.


Have Questions or Need More Info? 

Do you want to learn more about the Aurora Police Department? Reach out to the Aurora Police Department's Recruiting Team.

Phone: (630) 256-COPS (2677)
Email: [email protected] 


Other Positions

For more information on other various positions in the Aurora Police Department, click the below links:

Police Officer

Court Detention Technician

Records Clerk

Telecommunications Operator

Police Cadet


  1. APD Recruiting Team

    Phone: (630) 256-COPS (2677)

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Aurora Police 911 Telecommunications Operator at dispatch console
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