Aurora at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, Aurora Police Department

  • 770 Officers
  • 136 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 2 Aurora
  • 2.3 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the Aurora Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated September 8, 2022


We identified over $10M in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Aurora
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$553,050.00 1/1/2022
12/31/2023
AURORA, CITY OF THE HIDTA PROGRAM REDUCES ILLICIT DRUG SUPPLY BY AIDING FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND TRIBAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. PERFORMANCE IS MEASURED BY DISMANTLING/DISRUPTING DRUG TRAFFICKING AND MONEY LAUNDERING ORGANIZATIONS AND IMPROVING EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INITIATIVES. Executive Office of the President Office of the National Drug Control Policy 95.001 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program Prime
$747,657.13 1/1/2021
12/31/2022
AURORA, CITY OF THE HIDTA PROGRAM REDUCES ILLICIT DRUG SUPPLY BY AIDING FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND TRIBAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. PERFORMANCE IS MEASURED BY DISMANTLING/DISRUPTING DRUG TRAFFICKING AND MONEY LAUNDERING ORGANIZATIONS AND IMPROVING EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INITIATIVES. Executive Office of the President Office of the National Drug Control Policy 95.001 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program Prime
$262,535.00 10/1/2020
9/30/2024
AURORA, CITY OF 2021 JAG GRANT Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$597,701.53 1/1/2020
12/31/2021
AURORA, CITY OF SUPPORT OF INITIATIVES DESIGNED TO IMPLEMENT THE STRATEGY PROPOSED BY THE GRANTEES' GOVERNING HIDTA EXECUTIVE BOARD AND APPROVED BY ONDCP. Executive Office of the President Office of the National Drug Control Policy 95.001 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program Prime

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Military equipment transfers

Data last updated September 6, 2022


$477.4K value of military equipment has been transferred to the Aurora Police Department

The highest-value stock number reported is MINE RESISTANT VEHICLE with 1 item valued at $412,000.00 each

Recent equipment transfers

Military equipment transfers
Ship date Item and National Stock Number (NSN) Quantity Acquisition value, each Acquisition value, total DEMIL code DEMIL IC
3/31/2022 WHEEL ASSEMBLY,PNEUMATIC TIRE
2530-01-571-5857
6 6 @ $2,586.02 $15,516.12 A 1
4/11/2018 TELESCOPE,STRAIGHT
1240-01-412-6608
7 7 @ $98.10 $686.70 F 1
10/10/2017 SIGHT,REFLEX
1240-01-411-1265
3 3 @ $396.00 $1,188.00 D 1
8/10/2017 SIGHT,REFLEX
1240-01-411-1265
3 3 @ $396.00 $1,188.00 D 1

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Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data was last updated January 25, 2022

Settlements

We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in $15,285,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
1900 - 2021

The City of Aurora will pay $15 million to the family of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old-man who was killed in a confrontation with Aurora police, to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit over his death.

In 2019, Elijah McClain was approached by police after they received a call that McClain “looked sketchy.” During the confrontation with police, McClain was put into a chokehold and paramedics injected McClain with ketamine, a powerful sedative, which resulted him going into cardiac arrest. In the following days, McClain was put on life support and then died. McClain was unarmed.

Compensation
$15,000,000.00
2020

The Aurora Police Department paid Jamie Albert Torres Soto $285,000 to settle a lawsuit that Torres Soto filed in 2018. In November 2016, Aurora officers forced Torres Soto out of his garage, detained him, and then slammed him to the ground. The officers would later try to cover up the misconduct by charging Torres Soto with resisting arrest and failure to follow a lawful order, but Torres Soto was later acquitted of all charges.

The Aurora Police Department has had issues concerning police excessive use of force for years; the Department rose to infamy when it was involved with the death of Elijah McClain in 2019.

Compensation
$285,000.00