The Search for Aurora's Next Police Chief

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The city of Aurora is looking for its next Chief of Police, and the community's input in the search process is crucial to finding the right person to effectively lead the Aurora Police Department. The city hired a renowned recruitment firm to conduct a national search. The firm heard from Aurora residents, businesses and partners through an online survey and an in-person meeting about the expectations they have for this position, and the experiences and qualifications they'd like to see in candidates. This public input was used by the search firm to find the best candidates for the position, with the hopes of announcing a new chief of police this year.

If you have a question, please email communications@auroragov.org.


UPDATE: The city received word that Scott Booth withdrew from consideration. There are no additional details to provide at this time, but city management is going to connect with the city's recruiting firm for further insight. The city will proceed with the two remaining finalists but may approach some of the original semi-finalists for reconsideration.

Following a national search for Aurora’s next police chief, the finalists for the position have been named, and the community is again invited to provide questions and feedback ahead of candidate interviews with city officials and a community panel scheduled next week.

The finalists are Scott Ebner, a retired lieutenant colonel and Deputy Superintendent of Administration for New Jersey State Police; and David Franklin, the chief of staff at the Albuquerque Police Department in Albuquerque, N.M.

Find out more about the finalist selection process and how you can engage at AuroraGov.org/PoliceChiefFinalists.

The city of Aurora is looking for its next Chief of Police, and the community's input in the search process is crucial to finding the right person to effectively lead the Aurora Police Department. The city hired a renowned recruitment firm to conduct a national search. The firm heard from Aurora residents, businesses and partners through an online survey and an in-person meeting about the expectations they have for this position, and the experiences and qualifications they'd like to see in candidates. This public input was used by the search firm to find the best candidates for the position, with the hopes of announcing a new chief of police this year.

If you have a question, please email communications@auroragov.org.


UPDATE: The city received word that Scott Booth withdrew from consideration. There are no additional details to provide at this time, but city management is going to connect with the city's recruiting firm for further insight. The city will proceed with the two remaining finalists but may approach some of the original semi-finalists for reconsideration.

Following a national search for Aurora’s next police chief, the finalists for the position have been named, and the community is again invited to provide questions and feedback ahead of candidate interviews with city officials and a community panel scheduled next week.

The finalists are Scott Ebner, a retired lieutenant colonel and Deputy Superintendent of Administration for New Jersey State Police; and David Franklin, the chief of staff at the Albuquerque Police Department in Albuquerque, N.M.

Find out more about the finalist selection process and how you can engage at AuroraGov.org/PoliceChiefFinalists.

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