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The City of Aurora Missouri

Aurora Police Department

A Message from the Chief

As Chief of Police of the Aurora Police Department, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our Department.

I am honored and humbled to have been selected as your Chief of Police. I am committed to serving my fellow residents to the best of my ability and I accept the responsibility of ensuring that our community is provided with the best law enforcement services possible. 

Fortunately for me, I work with a dedicated staff of sworn police officers, civilian employees and dispatchers that truly understand the definition of service. They work hard every day to provide the best service possible to our community

We have adopted a service oriented philosophy which embodies principles of public service and citizen input in solving our community’s problems. The members of the Aurora Police Department are committed to providing quality public service to its citizens with a commitment to professionalism, fairness, and compassion.

A priority for the police department is to continue to make our community safe and secure but we need your help to accomplish this. I encourage members of the police department and the citizens of Aurora to work together to form a partnership to keep our crime rate low.

The Aurora Police Department provides police services to the city twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Currently the department has 22 sworn officers and eight civilian employees making up the three divisions of the department.

The Operations Division, commanded by Captain Dave Peters is made up of patrol and investivations sections.

The patrol section is the largest and most noticeable of all the sections with 16 officers. Officers of the patrol section respond to citizen's complaints, initial field investigations of crimes committed and crime prevention through targeted patrol.

The officers assigned to the patrol section are committed to serve the Cities of Aurora providing professional services to the community.

The Investigation Section is responsible for follow-up investigations of crimes which require a lengthier time to solve. The detectives are also responsible for collecting and processing evidence, especially from major crime scenes.

We are located at the Police / Fire Complex at 106 Elliott, If you  have any questions or concerns please feel free to call us at (417) 678-5025, or  in an emergency DIAL 911.

Sincerely,

Richard Witthuhn

Chief of Police Aurora Mo.



Aurora Fire Department

The Aurora Fire Department, established in 1887, serves an area of approximately 35 square miles. The department is staffed with seven full-time and 31 volunteer personnel operating out of two stations, utilizing three engines, a 75 foot quint ladder truck, two light rescue units, two brush units, a level 3 structure collapse trailer and three support vehicles.

The divisions within the department are: Administration, Operations, Training, Emergency Management, and City Staff/Community Risk Reduction. The department provides a wide range of emergency and non-emergency services, including BLS First Responders, Level B Hazardous Materials Response, Technical Rescue, Fire and life-safety presentations and inspections at businesses and community groups. Currently, the department holds an ISO (Insurance Service Office) rating of 5, which helps ensure low rates for residential and commercial hazard insurance in Aurora. Email aurora-fd@hotmail.com.


Richard Witthuhn
Police Chief


Robert Ward, Fire Chief





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