Aurora is a great place to

Begin your career.

A rewarding career.

Entry-Level Officers

The men and women of the Aurora Police Department are honored to serve such a vibrant, diverse, and growing community. Aurora offers you a long and rewarding career with limitless opportunities to explore all the specialized units of a modern law enforcement agency.

  • $106K after 5 years
  • 26-week paid academy
  • 401(A) or hybrid defined benefit plan options
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Free life insurance, 1.5 times annual salary
  • Duty weapon, uniform and equipment provided
  • 2-5 weeks of vacation depending on years of service
  • 10 Paid holidays
  • 120 hours annual sick leave
  • 28 hours of personal leave each calendar year
  • Long Term Disability
  • Short Term Disability
  • Special assignments
  • Patrol shift differential pay
  • Excellent health, dental and vision plans are available for Police Officers and their eligible family members/domestic partners. The City contributes to all plans.
  • Application 

  • Frontline Exam with National Testing Network (NTN)

  • Physical Fitness Test

  • Oral Board Interview 

  • Conditional Job Offer

  • Background Investigation

    • Complete Personal History Statement

    • Job Suitability Assessment 

    • Polygraph 

    • Psychological Assessment 

    • Medical Assessment/Drug Test 

    • Chief’s Final Review

  • Final Job Offer

  • Begin the Academy and the Career of a Lifetime! 

  • Must be 21 YOA when the Academy is projected to end 
  • No felony convictions 
  • High School Diploma or GED  
  • Valid driver’s license   
  • U.S. Citizen OR a lawful, permanent resident 
Training with a view.

state-of-the-art training

The City of Aurora Public Safety Training Center (CAPSTC) is a 23-acre campus facing the Colorado Rockies. This innovative and modern public safety campus includes a 40,000-square-foot building that supports classroom and practical skills building. In addition, it features a five-story training tower structure, three scenario buildings, and a driving track. Recognizing the importance of scenario-based training, the academy boasts a state-of-the-art training simulator and a full-time academy staff to ensure our recruits’ success. The campus serves as a joint-training facility for the city’s fire and police departments allowing us to unite to operate and train together.

Together, we can make a difference.