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Government  Police  

Chief of Police

Phillip L. Crowell, Jr.


The Auburn Police Department is charged with preserving life and property, maintaining the public order, and enforcing local, state and federal laws in a manner that fosters good relations between the department and the citizens of Auburn.

The Department has three divisions:

The Administrative Division, the Patrol Division and the Support Services Division, which enhances the activities and functions of the other divisions.

The mission of the Auburn Police Department is to protect the quality of life in our community through the core values of:




Administration/Records Division Hours:

Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

In Case of Emergency Dial 911


Are YOU up to the challenge?

The Auburn Police Department is hiring!



The City of Auburn Police Department is currently seeking full-time Police Officers. The Auburn Police Department is a progressive and professional organization with 54 sworn officers and 8 civilian employees. The Department has a proud tradition of honor, excellence, loyalty and professionalism. The Auburn Police Department is one of a handful of departments in Maine to receive national law enforcement accreditation.

All applicants must be high school graduates or have passed a high school equivalency exam. Applicants must be 21 years of age, or 20 with at least 60 college credits.

Graduates of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA), certified Police Officers and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have passed the MCJA physical agility test and ALERT exam (with a minimum score of 45) and possess a valid driver’s license. Candidates will be required to pass oral board, polygraph, medical, substance and psychological testing and an extensive background check.

Police Officers must be able to work all shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Starting salary is $18.92/hour (increase to $20.43/hour upon completion of probationary period), with a competitive fringe benefit package. The City of Auburn has lateral entry and will recognize up to six years of full-time law enforcement experience in municipal, county, state or federal law enforcement agency.

Application packets may be obtained by clicking HERE or by visiting the Human Resources Department at 60 Court Street, Auburn, Maine 04210; by calling (207) 333-6601 ext 1414 or 1416; by e-mailing

Review of applications will begin October 23, 2015 and will close on November 13, 2015. Successful candidates will attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in January.

The City of Auburn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Changes to the Maine Concealed Firearms Law

What you need to know about carrying a concealed firearm


The new law authorizing the “Carrying of Concealed Handguns without a Permit” will go into effect on October 15, 2015. When it does, any Maine resident over 21 (who is not otherwise prohibited from owning or being in possession of a firearm), will be authorized to carry a concealed handgun without a permit.

This also applies to individuals (18-20 y/o) who are actively serving or have been honorably discharged from the U.S. Military/Armed Forces.

The law does NOT change where you may carry or who may possess a firearm. With a few specific exceptions, it will still be illegal to possess a firearm in: courthouses, state parks, Acadia National Park, schools, federal buildings, the State Capitol area, private property (when prohibited by owner), and establishments licensed for on-premises consumption of liquor (if the premises are posted). Note: even if an establishment is licensed for on-premise liquor but doesn’t have a posted prohibition, it is illegal to carry on these premises while under the influence of intoxicating substances.

You may apply (initial/renewal) for a concealed carry permit if you would like the option to carry in the following locations/circumstances:

  • Acadia National Park
  • State Parks
  • Regular archery hunting (deer only)
  • On-work premises (if an employer has prohibited firearms from being on the premises, a permit will authorize an individual to keep a concealed handgun in their personal vehicle only)
  • Out-of State (refer to the State’s list of formal reciprocal agreements)


For more information and updates regarding Maine’s new concealed carry laws be sure to visit:

Overall, if you meet the criteria to lawfully to carry a concealed handgun, you may do so without obtaining a permit (unless otherwise specified). If you still want a permit despite the change in the law, you can submit an application for an optional permit through the state or through the APD (if you are an Auburn resident). Processing fees will apply.


Download the Auburn Police Department's CWP Informational Packet



Auburn Police Department Announces "HERO Initiative"

Click HERE for an Androscoggin County Resource Guide to find help for yourself or someone you know who has an addiction. This guide is provided by our friends at Healthy Androscoggin.



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Department Contacts:

Phillip L. Crowell, Jr.

Chief of Police

207.333.6650 X2052

Jason D. Moen

Deputy Chief of Police

207.333.6650 X2052

Timothy Cougle

Support Services Commander

207.333.6650 X2066

Liz Allen

Accreditation Manager

Police Planner

Volunteer Coordinator

207.333.6650 X: 2070

Rita Beaudry

Executive Assistant

Grant Writer

207.333.6650 X2052

Claire Barclay

Information Assistant

207.333.6650 X2054