What can I do to increase my chances of being hired?

The City of Aurora offers preference points that are added to test results to determine final placement on the eligibility list. 

Those preference points are as follows: 

  • Aurora residency: 5 points 
  • Bachelor Degree: 5 points 
  • Associate Degree (or 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours): 2 points 
  • Military service: 5 points for active duty service of more than 180 days 
  • Total preference points are not cumulative, and can not exceed a total of 10 points.

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1. When will APD be testing again?
2. Where will the test location(s) be?
3. How long after I test can I expect to be offered a job?
4. Can any of the testing phases be missed?
5. How can I prepare for the physical test/what does it consist of?
6. Can I study for the written test?
7. What can I do to increase my chances of being hired?
8. Does Aurora accept lateral transfers from other police departments?
9. Are there any exceptions to the 2.5 G.P.A./2480 G.E.D. minimum composite score?
10. What if I was home-schooled, am I still eligible?
11. If I’m hired, can I start out in a specialized unit?
12. How do I learn more about the Aurora Police Department?
13. What can I expect when taking the video-based, job simulation multiple choice exam?