We will enhance the quality of life in Aurora through innovation, partnerships
and dedicated service to our community.
Our Visions and
Public service is our most important priority. We must actively contribute to
the welfare of Aurora by improving the quality of life and by addressing the
reality and perception of crime.
Respect must be given to all individuals. We are committed to treating everyone
with respect and dignity.
Integrity guides our actions and relationships with the community. We are worthy
of the publicís and each otherís trust.
Dedication to the police profession improves our standard of excellence. The
Aurora Police Department must be at the forefront of organization and employee
excellence through training, technology, innovation and leadership.
Empowerment of our employees and the community is central to what we do.
Employees must have the freedom to identify problems and develop solutions. We
value the delegation of authority and responsibility and embrace accountability.
We must embody a shared purpose with our community in an atmosphere of
Located 35 miles west
of Chicago, Aurora is the second largest city in Illinois with a population of
200,456. Situated along the Fox River and the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway
(Interstate 88), the city extends 46 square miles encompassing Kane, DuPage,
Kendall and Will counties. Aurora also is home to six public school districts
and seven townships.
Age: Candidates must be at least 20 and under 35 years of age at
the time of written exam but must be at least 21 years of age and under 36 years
of age at time of appointment, pursuant to the Illinois Municipal Code as
amended (65 ILCS 5/10-1-1 et seq.).
Must be an U.S. citizen at the time of appointment.
High School Grad/GED:
The applicant must have achieved a high school diploma with a grade point
average of 2.5 out of 4.0 (or an equivalent on a scale with a maximum grade
point average other than 4.0), or a G.E.D. with a minimum composite score of no
less than 2480 points, or at least sixteen (16) hours of college credit with a
grade point average of 2.5 out of 4.0 (or an equivalent on a scale with a
maximum grade point average other than 4.0) regardless of high school grade
point average or G.E.D. composite score.
Valid ILLINOIS State
Driver's License: Possession of a valid Class ďDĒ Illinois driverís
license or a valid out-of-state driverís license of similar classification.
Ability to Read/Speak
Must be able to meet vision standard at time of appointment. Must be correctable
to 20/20 with both eyes open with field of vision/depth perception/color vision
within normal ranges.
character and personal integrity.
A subsequent polygraph
and psychological examination will be required, in addition to a thorough
*background investigation, drug screen and pre-employment physical.
Valid Police Officer
Physical Ability Test certification at the time of application.
April 4 - June 15,
2016 by 12 a.m. CST
closes at midnight CST
Those who meet the
minimum cutoff score on the video-based, job simulation exam will be notified to
fill out an application and request preference points during the specified time
June 20 Ė July 15, 2016 by 5 p.m. CST
application, Request for Preference Points Form and return all required
documentation (**see below). Human Resources must receive your documentation by
July 15, 2016, 5 p.m. CST (NOT POSTMARKED).
Mail or bring in-person to:
City of Aurora
44 E. Downer Place
Aurora, IL 60507
*The police officer background investigation process can take up to six weeks.
**You must provide a copy of your birth certificate, a copy of your high school
diploma/G.E.D. along with proof of your G.P.A./G.E.D. composite score or
official college transcript showing completed course hours and G.P.A., a copy of
your valid driverís license and a copy of your valid Police Officer Physical
Ability Test certification.
There is a non-refundable base fee of $49 for testing and an additional cost for
each department where you indicate you want to apply. Payments are made
electronically using a credit card. If you are interested in testing for this
opportunity but, are unable to pay the fee, please complete the hardship waiver
form and return it with the required documentation, as soon as possible.