Aurora Police Department Contract
Every two-years a Bargaining Team representing all Aurora Police Officers works with the City of Aurora negotiating team and elected officials to secure the best available contract terms and benefits for APD officers. The Aurora Police Association served as the Collective Bargaining Agent for the Aurora Police Department contract from 1972 until 2019. For many years this resulted in predictable, healthy raises and increases in non-monetary benefits.
The Great Recession of 2008 resulted in essentially frozen wages for two contracts. Fortunately, because of the 2 per 1,000 hiring mandate championed by the APA in 1994, we did not suffer any layoffs. Coming out of that recession, we quickly accelerated our pay to essentially match that of the Denver Police Department, our primary competitor for quality recruits. For the last two contracts, approximately annually, we swapped top ranking in base pay with the Denver Police Department, a scenario that helps guarantee stable increases in the future.
2020 ENTRY-LEVEL SALARIES:
- Year 1, Grade IV: $56,984
- Year 2, Grade III: $62,115
- Year 3, Grade II: $69,205
- Year 4, Grade I: $76,469
- Year 5, Grade I(H): $84,870
- Year 6, Grade I(I): $91,986
You can find more information on Salary in the City of Aurora Applicant Information Guides
80 hours annually, increasing with seniority with a maximum of 200 hours annually.
|If you have worked:||Hours worked:||Hours off:|
|Before 2 years||4160 hours||80 hours|
|After 2 years||4160 hours||88 hours|
|After 3 years||6240 hours||112 hours|
|After 4 years||8320 hours||120 hours|
|After 5 years||10400 hours||128 hours|
|After 6 years||12480 hours||136 hours|
|After 10 years||20800 hours||144 hours|
|After 14 years||29120 hours||184 hours|
|After 20 years||41600 hours||200 hours|
9 paid holidays annually
- New Year’s Day January 1
- Martin Luther King Day 3rd Monday in January
- Memorial Day Last Monday in May
- Independence Day July 4
- Labor Day 1st Monday in September
- Veterans’ Day November 11
- Thanksgiving Day 4th Thursday in November
- Friday after Thanksgiving Day – Friday after the 4th Thursday in November
- Christmas Day December 25
Family, Medical, Personal or Sick Leave
After 1 year of service you will receive 28 hours (3.5 days) of paid personal leave per year.
*Supervisors cannot ask for the reason why you are requesting a leave.
For each 2080 hours worked, you will receive 120 hours of paid sick leave per year.
In addition to pay, the Aurora Police Association has fought hard to increase other benefits in the collective bargaining agreement. We have proposed and won increases in annual leave time, personal leave time, sick leave terms, bullet proof vest allotments, and other terms that improve the lives of our members. Outside of bargaining, regular engagement with the City and Police staff have resulted in simple, but important improvements such as seat belt extenders for the Chevrolet patrol vehicles and rifle plate carriers for officers. Our APA Board members have played key roles on committees affecting the digital radio system and health care benefit options.
Uniforms and Equipment
The City of Aurora provides the following uniforms and equipment to each officer:
- Pays of all leather gear purchased, replaced or repaired
- Provides one (1) pair of shoes and one (1) pair of boots and pays for 100% of expenses to repair and replace footwear
- $30.00/month clothing allowance for non-uniform Police Officers
- Five (5) full uniforms to each Police Officer:
- 1 summer shirt
- 1 pair of pants
- 1 winter shirt
- 1 jacket
- 1 raincoat
- 1 hat
- $1,000 body armor/vest allowance once every four years
Police new hires are required to purchase their own duty weapon which must meet department standards. All new Police hires are required to carry one of the following authorized duty weapons: Glock 17, Glock 19, Glock 34. Police new hires are also required to purchase their own weapons-mounted lighting system (must meet department standards), and night-sights (must meet department standards).
The APA Board is constantly looking for ways to improve the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Each negotiating season we value the input of non-Board members on our negotiating committee. The APA has always utilized the services of a highly trained a qualified set of lawyers in the negotiating process. In the Spring of 2020 the process will start again.
You can read more about the Aurora Police Department Salary and Benefits on this City of Aurora website.