Some content in this article is derived from information featured in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and, as such, spoilers will be present.
The Auror Department, formerly known as the Auror Office, serves as the headquarters of Aurors of the Great Britain. The Auror Department is a main division of Department of Magical Law Enforcement. It specifically deals with the capture of Dark Witches and Wizards.
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||Took over in 1996, after Scrimgeour became Minister for Magic.|
|Rufus Scrimgeour||Retired, became Minister for Magic in 1996, murdered by Lord Voldemort on 1 August, 1997|
|Harry Potter||Auror from 1998 to 2007, promoted to the Head of the Office in 2007, at the young age of 26 or 27. Harry left by 2019 and is the current Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.|
|Venusia Crickerly||Became Minister for Magic in 1902|
|John Dawlish||Auror between the wars and during the Second Wizarding War.|
|Hesphaestus Gore||Became Minister for Magic in 1752|
|Alice Longbottom||Mentally incapacitated by a group of Death Eaters via the Cruciatus Curse in the final days of the First Wizarding War in 1981|
|Ronald Weasley||Retired, works at Weasley's Wizard Wheezes.|
|Neville Longbottom||Resigned position to become professor of Herbology at Hogwarts.|
|Alastor Moody||Retired, murdered by Lord Voldemort in the Battle of the Seven Potters on 27 July, 1997|
|Proudfoot||Auror that was stationed in Hogsmeade along with others during the 1996-1997 school year at Hogwarts.|
|Kingsley Shacklebolt||Became Minister for Magic in 1998, presceeding the Battle of Hogwarts.|
|Nymphadora Tonks||Murdered by Bellatrix Lestrange during the Battle of Hogwarts on 2 May, 1998.|
|Williamson||First Auror to see Lord Voldemort just before he fled the Ministry of Magic in 1996 after the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.|
- 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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