Role Playing Participation
The Aurora Police Department has regular training exercises and they rely on Alumni Association members to make these exercises as real as possible for more effective training. Typically, these exercises include training for the new recruits, the SWAT Team, and the negotiations team. Other exercises occur periodically, depending on the Department's training programs and needs.
The opportunity to participate in these training exercises is a membership benefit for active members of the Alumni Association with a current Volunteer Agreement Form on record. In order to provide all members a chance to take part, and for an efficient calling process, we use a rotation process to
determine the participants for each exercise.
Usually, the Department outlines their requirements for each exercise. We then use the rotation list to call or email eligible members to advise them of the schedule and scope of the training. Members can choose to participate or not. The process will continue through the list until we meet the Department's request. For subsequent exercises, the process is repeated with priority given to members who have not yet participated in an exercise. Members can indicate their preference not to be notified for these exercises; their name will be removed from the rotation.