Aurora Police Officer Job Information

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. The Aurora Police Department serves the second largest city in Illinois, and law enforcement in Aurora traces its roots back over 150 years. We currently have 289 sworn officers, and have the following great opportunities for specialization and career development available:
  • Uniformed Patrol
  • Community Policing Unit
  • Investigations
  • Special Operations Group (gang suppression, intelligence, vice, narcotics)
  • Evidence
  • Traffic
  • Training
  • Special Response Team (part time)
In addition, we also have voluntary Honor Guard and Pipes and Drums units.

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 (40 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. In fact, for the second time in a row, Money Magazine listed Aurora as one of the Top 100 Places to Live in its August 2008 edition. In making that determination, Money Magazine considers data on housing affordability, job growth, education quality, public safety and recreational opportunities, among other things. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Further Information 

The Aurora Police Department eligibility list will remain in effect for one year. Please see the  recruitment information (PDF) for more about the Aurora Police Department and the opportunities it offers. 
If you have any additional questions regarding employment opportunities with the Aurora Police Department and/or our application and testing process, please don't hesitate to contact any of the following people:
  • Office of Professional Standards / Training Division Lieutenant: 630-256-5003
  • Training Division Sergeant Phone: 630-256-5011
  • Backgrounds and Recruiting Officer Phone: 630-256-5014
  • Civil Service Commission
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Phone: 630-256-3436