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Marc Paolino

Marc Paolino is a Lieutenant with the Aurora Police Department in Aurora, CO where he has been assigned as the Command Officer of the Background Investigation Unit and the Field Training Program since 2016.

The Aurora Police Department is the second largest police department in the Denver-Aurora Metro Area serving a population of over 360,000 people. The Aurora Police Department has approximately 700 sworn officers. The Background Investigation Unit consists of 5 sworn officers and 5 non-sworn retired LE officers working full time conducting background investigations.

Lt. Paolino joined the police department in 2003 after working for the State of Colorado as a State Probation Officer.

As a Police Officer he worked as a Field Training Officer and as a member of the Emergency Response Team. He was then promoted to the rank of Agent and worked in investigations as a detective in the General Investigations Section.

In 2010 he was promoted to the rank of Sgt. After his assignment as as a patrol Sgt. and as a supervisor for the Emergency Response Team, he was transferred to the Major Crimes Section where he supervised the Crimes Against Children Unit. The Crimes Against Children Unit was responsible for the investigations of all crimes against children including child abuse, sex assaults, child exploitation crimes, and child homicides.

Lt. Paolino received his Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership in 2012 from Colorado State University.