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Civil Service Commission

As a panel of five appointed Aurora residents, the Civil Service Commission ensures that Aurora firefighters and police officers in Civil Service ranks are hired and promoted in a fair and equitable manner. The commission establishes objective rules to govern Civil Service hiring and promotion as well as acts as a jury of Aurora residents to hear appeals of discipline from Civil Service members.

Application and Promotional Information


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The Civil Service Commission was established Sept. 12, 1967, by City Charter as an independent panel of Aurora residents to ensure fairness in selection and promotion to positions in the Civil Service and fairness in the discipline of Civil Service members.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Civil Service Commission is to provide the citizens of Aurora with the most qualified applicants for and promotion to, firefighter and police officer positions, irrespective of the applicant’s race, creed, color, gender, age, national origin, or religious or political opinions or affiliations. To inspire public confidence in the Civil Service System and to afford uniformed members an opportunity for employment and promotion within uniformed positions of the Fire and Police Departments.


The Civil Service Commission is composed of three to five members as appointed by the City Council. Commissioners are appointed to three-year terms and can serve no more than three consecutive terms. Members of the commission must be residents of Aurora and registered to vote prior to appointment.


Rules and Regulations


Appeals, Deferrals and Reinstatements


Meeting Agendas and Minutes

The Civil Service Commission meets on the second Tuesday of every month to conduct normal business. Meetings are held at 1 p.m. at the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, in the Aspen Room on the second floor, unless otherwise noted. Meetings can also be accessed via Microsoft Teams; see the meeting agenda for more details.


Contact Information

Phone: 303.326.8931

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