Say Hello to Spike, The Aurora Police Department’s New Mascot!
Photo: Aurora PD

In an effort to improve relationships within the community, the Aurora Police Department has just adopted their new mascot! His name is Spike, kids from the community can meet him at a meet-and-greet tomorrow afternoon (Saturday, Oct. 1) at the Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway St. in downtown Aurora.

According to a press release from the APD:

The Aurora Police Department is excited and happy to introduce our new K-9 mascot to the community. K-9 SPIKE (Serve & Protect with Integrity & Kindness to Everyone) is a friendly furry friend that APD believes will help improve relationships between law enforcement and the community.

This mascot was made possible thanks to the financial assistance of our very own Citizen’s Police
Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA). This new mascot allows families with children in the community to have a positive interaction with law enforcement. Unfortunately, a child may be a witness to the police arresting individuals for committing a crime. K-9 SPIKE introduces a new opportunity for children to have a positive interaction with our department. We believe it is important that we build these positive relationships with children at a young age.

K-9 SPIKE will be participating in various gatherings such as community outreach events,
fundraisers, recruitment events, parades, and local school events. K-9 SPIKE will make their first
debut on:

Event: Community Hero Day
Date: October 1 st , 2022
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Location: Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 53 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505