Lt. Rick Ahlgren was born and raised in Aurora and is a graduate of West Aurora High School. Rick began his career in law enforcement working at the Kane County Sheriff’s Department as a Corrections Officer prior to coming to the Aurora Police Department in 1997. During his career, Rick has held assignments in Patrol Operations, Community Policing, School Resource officer, Special Operations Group, Narcotics, Special Response Team, Sniper Team, ILEAS Mobile Field Force, and the Investigative Deadly Force Team. Ahlgren was promoted to sergeant in 2007, and to Lieutenant in 2016.
Rick is a veteran of the armed forces where he served as a Corpman in the United States Navy assigned to the 2nd Marine Division during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He is a graduate of the Management Leadership and Development Program at the College of Dupage and the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University. Lt. Ahlgren currently supervises Aurora Police’s Special Operations Group. He also oversees the Special Response Team and the Aurora Police Honor Guard.