aurora police chief dan oates

Daniel Oates, center, chief of the Aurora, Colo., Police Department, talks with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, front, and Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., as they wait for the arrival of President Barack Obama at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Sunday, July 22, 2012. Oates has accepted a position in Miami Beach, Fla. Aurora is beginning a search for a new chief that could take several months, officials said(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

“Aurora is no longer in the category of Arvada, Lakewood or Centennial, we are in the category of Denver, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Omaha, Honolulu,” Mayor Steve Hogan said. “If any of those other cities lost their police chief they would be looking for the best person they could find in the


AURORA | Police Chief Dan Oates has taken the job as the top cop in Miami Beach, Florida, and will take the helm there in June. Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine confirmed on his Twitter feed that the town council had chosen Oates on Wednesday afternoon. Oates has been the chief in Aurora since 2005. City […]