Aurora Police Department Secures DOJ Grant for Advanced De-Escalation Training

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Aurora, Illinois – The Aurora Police Department (APD) in Illinois has been awarded a significant grant by the Department of Justice for de-escalation training, totaling $79,550. This grant places APD among a select group of 46 recipients nationwide. 

The funding will be used to develop and enhance various training programs for APD’s 318 sworn officers. These programs include high-risk traffic stops, active shooter drills, hostage rescue, and more, with a strong emphasis on de-escalation tactics. 

Chief Keith Cross expressed enthusiasm over the grant, highlighting its role in enhancing the quality of life in Aurora through improved police training. The grant also supports APD’s commitment to extensive in-house and web-based training for its officers. Officer J. Contreras, Public Information Officer, shared this development.

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