For Aurora, By Aurora
The Aurora Police Association was founded as a social club in 1942 for police officers serving the Aurora, Colorado Police Department. As law enforcement changed over time, the APA expanded their services to protect officers and their families in contract negotiations with the City of Aurora, offering legal services, insurance benefits and a host of other programs for their members and the Aurora community.
In 1994 the APA advocated to increase the amount of police officers in the Aurora Police Department. Members of the APA appealed to the Aurora community for a “2 per 1,000” ratio of police officers to residents. After months of work, Aurora residents approved the ballot measure that allowed the Aurora Police Department to grow their staff of officers from 300 to over 700 strong today.
Aurora Police Association Board of Directors and Staff
Judy Lutkin – President
Allen Carns – Vice President
Doug Wilkinson – Head Grievance Steward
Alex Morton – Assistant Grievance Steward
Tasha Ewert – Treasurer
Walt Obrecht – Assistant Treasurer
Robin Thompson – Secretary
Brandon Samuels – Assistant Secretary
Gregg Gallozzi – Trustee
Joe Cornell – Trustee
Darren Chamberland – Ex-Officio
Tim Merrill – Ex-Officio
Chris Neiman – Ex-Officio
Lena Emeson – APA Office Staffer
Charitable Foundation Request for Assistance
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.
The Charitable Foundation provides financial assistance to our APA members, their families and other organizations throughout Aurora and our law enforcement community.
Click here to apply for Officer/Family Assistance or request a donation from the Charitable Foundation Board.
For more information about the current Contract with Payscale, Family Medical Leave or Vacation time, go to the Contract page.