The Auror Headquarters are located on Level Two of the Ministry of Magic. It consists of a series of open cubicles, each Auror being given a place to work. Pictures of known Dark Wizards, maps, clippings from the Daily Prophet, and various other things line the cubicles.
An Auror's job is to hunt down and capture Dark Wizards, once a criminal is captured they are generally handed over to the authorities. It is not uncommon for criminals to resist arrest; some choose to fight to the death rather than let themselves be captured, such as Death Eater Evan Rosier.
The Ministry also enlists them to guard high profile targets such as Harry Potter, during the 1996-1997 school term and the British Prime Minister who had an Auror bodyguard, posing as his secretary, to protect him against the possibility that Lord Voldemort might take control of him, to gain access to various Muggle resources at the highest level.
Heads of the Auror Office
- Gawain Robards (formerly)
- Rufus Scrimgeour (retired/deceased - became Minister for Magic in 1996, murdered by Death Eaters in 1997)
- Harry Potter (Head of the Auror Office as of 2007)
- Alice Longbottom (mentally incapacitated by the Cruciatus Curse in 1981)
- Frank Longbottom (mentally incapacitated by the Cruciatus Curse in 1981)
- Neville Longbottom (resigned from position to become professor of Herbology at Hogwarts)
- Alastor Moody (retired - murdered by Voldemort in the Battle of the Seven Potters, 1997)
- Kingsley Shacklebolt (became Minister for Magic in 1998)
- Nymphadora Tonks (deceased - murdered by Bellatrix Lestrange during the Battle of Hogwarts, 1998)
- Ron Weasley (resigned from position in 2000 to take up employment at Weasley's Wizard Wheezes)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (First use of the title.)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
- Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book (Mentioned on a poster included as an extra)
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