Critical Incident/Officer Involved Shooting Response Steps
- Render aid when able to do so safely.
- Notify a Supervisor if you witnessed or discharged your firearm and maintain scene security until properly relieved.
- Immediately notify any APA Board Member of the event and they will contact a lawyer.
- Provide only a public safety statement and information such as the location and description of outstanding suspects, the location of evidence, potential victims, and the direction of fire. Do not discuss specific details of the use of force itself.
- Invoke your right to counsel before giving any additional statements. No additional statements are necessary until after you’ve consulted with your attorney.
- Once at Headquarters, work with your lawyer on any statement or interview.
Internal Affairs (IA) Investigation Steps
- Contact any APA Board Member as soon as you are aware you are under investigation.
- The APA Board member will advise you if you need to call PORAC at 1-800-255-5610 for a case number, and/or our attorneys at BCL to begin consulting with them.
- Don’t talk about the case with anyone other than your APA Board representative or attorney. Your APA Board member representative and attorney will be able to give you a realistic understanding of the seriousness of the case.
- Remain calm and speak with your APA Board representative anytime. APA is here for you 24/7/365.
The law firm of Bruno, Colin and Lowe, P.C. represents the members of the Aurora Police Association. APA Legal Benefits include:
- Member of PORAC representing over 130,000 law enforcement officers nationwide.
- Speak to a lawyer any time about work related concerns with NO CAPS.
- On and Off-Duty legal coverage with NO CAPS.
- Work-related civil and criminal coverage with NO CAPS.
APA Board Members & Legal Counsel are at your side 24/7/365
Life Insurance Benefits
Any and all questions about life insurance can be addressed by our provider, Colonial Life Insurance. Contact the Aurora Police Association Account Manager Sharesa Fetrow at 1-303-688-5922 or via email [email protected] to enroll, submit a claim, or ask any questions about Colonial Life Insurance benefits available.
Aurora Police Pension Plan
The City of Aurora Police Money Purchase Pension Plan (MPPP) is managed and overseen by a Pension Board. The MPPP is managed by a Pension Plan administrator, three elected, four appointed and one citizen trustee.
View the Aurora Police MPPP website.
View your Money Purchase Pension Plan here.
If you have any questions about your retirement plan, contact:
Jared Martin CFP®
Vice President, Consultant
Innovest Portfolio Solutions LLC
1-303-694-1900 Ext. 309
A webpage maintained by the City of Aurora has information about the Pension Board meetings, actions, forms and documents with all the details you need about the Police Pension plan.
Charitable Foundation Request for Assistance
The Charitable Foundation provides financial assistance to our APA members, their families and other organizations throughout Aurora and our law enforcement community. The Aurora Police Association Charitable Foundation was founded to help Aurora police officers and their families during times of hardship. The foundation has grown to support scholarships for high school students entering law enforcement careers and the twice-annual Shop with a Cop program to provide back to school supplies and holiday gifts for Aurora children and their families. The Charitable Foundation fundraisers have supported scholarships for the children of Aurora Police Officers, aided the Aurora Police Explorers program and provided donations to Children’s Hospital of Colorado.
Click here to apply for Officer/Family Assistance or request a donation from the Charitable Foundation Board.
Visit the Contract page for more information about pay-scale, Family Medical Leave, or vacation time.