Public information & Media Relations

Aurora Police Department's Public Information Unit is responsible for communicating with the citizens of Aurora to provide timely and accurate information to the public about the police department and things happening in our neighborhoods through social media, traditional media, and public events to better inform, interact, and connect with our community as a whole. 

The Public Information Unit is responsible for the following:

  • Publicizing the Police Department’s programs, services, and special events.
  • Connecting directly with the public on a variety of different social media platforms. 
  • Organizing public events and outreach campaigns for the department
  • Creating interactive and engaging content for the department to engage citizens. 
  • Distributing news releases and media updates on significant incidents and breaking news.
  • Responding to the scenes of major incidents to coordinate the release of information to news organizations and the public.
  • Provides staff support to the Office of the Chief.

The Public Information Unit releases public safety information as quickly as possible during an incident, often in a variety of formats and on different social media platforms. 

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Media Relations

The Public Information Office handles a variety of media inquiries and requests from local and national news media. The office is responsible for the dissemination of all news releases issued by the police department. 

Media requests for information or interviews should be directed to the APD Media Line at 630-256-5070 or via email at PIO@apd.aurora.il.us.

Contact Information

Public Information Office
Phone: (630) 256-5070
Fax: (630) 256-5009
Email: PIO@apd.aurora.il.us

Paris Lewbel
Media Relations Coordinator
Phone: (630) 256-5071
Email: LewbelP@apd.aurora.il.us 

Public Information Office
Aurora Police Department
1200 East Indian Trail
Aurora, IL 60505

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