Detective Bureau

About the Bureau
The Detective Bureau investigates criminal, suspicious, unusual and dangerous activities that occur within the jurisdiction of the City of Aurora, or which affect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of Aurora. All detectives have received Crisis Intervention Team training and certification.  This is specialized training in handling encounters with special needs adults and children, the elderly, emotionally disturbed people, violent perpetrators, suicidal individuals, persons suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or highly volatile situations.
 
Additionally, Detective Bureau officers have received hundreds of hours of advanced training in tactics, stress management and detection, gang activities, financial crimes, violent encounters, life and death situations, arrest, search and seizure, firearms, explosives, chemical agents, first aid, cultural diversity, human trafficking, domestic violence, and drug trafficking.  Each detective receives annual training to remain current with legal issues, trends and technology.

The Detective Bureau could not operate successfully without the assistance and support of the Patrol Division of the Police Department.  Patrol officers are on the front line and are generally the first responders to most incidents that occur in the City of Aurora.

Detectives search for and collect evidence that is pertinent to the investigation of a crime or incident.  They process that crime scene and manage the case.  When the investigation is complete, detectives will present evidence to the Grand Jury or file criminal charges.

Many times, the Detective Bureau will work with other agencies in large, complex or intensive investigations.  The Detective Bureau has worked successfully with the U.S. Marshal's Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Secret Service (USSS), the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), the Portage County Drug Task Force, the Cuyahoga County Organized Crime Task Force, the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force (ICAC), and the Southeast Area Law Enforcement Task Force (SEALE).  By coordinating efforts and pooling manpower and resources, smaller communities are able to utilize sophisticated equipment and laboratories to keep their communities safe.
 
Reporting Suspicious Activity and Crimes
In order to create a deterrent to those who chose to commit crimes in the City of Aurora, the Police Department has established an asset forfeiture policy.  In addition to seizing the stolen items from the criminal, the Detective Bureau strips the criminal of their personal possessions that they use while committing the crimes.  This has resulted in the forfeiture of motor vehicles, tools, cash and electronic devices.  The forfeited items are either used by the police department for law enforcement purposes, or are donated to charity.

The Aurora Detective Bureau is always seeking information leading to the successful apprehension and prosecution of individuals responsible for committing crimes.  You can report crimes in progress by calling 911.  You can provide information to the Detective Bureau by calling Police Dispatch at 330-562-8181, or you can call the Aurora Police Tip Line at 330-995-3030.  You are not required to identify yourself when you report a crime or provide information.  If you know something text something.  You can report crimes to the Aurora Police Department by texting "57" and your message to 847411.