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Government  Do you have what it takes?  

Are YOU up to the challenge?

Become part of a tradition of SERVICE, PRIDE, and DEDICATION.

Become part of the Auburn Police Department.



A message from the Chief of Police...

Thank you for your interest in the Auburn Police Department. The APD is dedicated to building trust and enhancing the quality of life in our community through our fundamental core values of:

Loyalty and


I hope that you will consider exploring a career with our nationally accredited agency.

~Phillip L. Crowell, Jr.



Our hiring process is currently CLOSED.

Although our process is closed, interested individuals are welcome to submit application paperwork. We will keep it on file until our process opens again.

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 only a few 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) and certified Police Officers are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have passed the MCJA ALERT and physical agility tests and possess a valid driver’s license. Candidates will be required to pass oral board, polygraph, medical, and psychological testing and an extensive background check.

Police Officers must be able to work all shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. The salary range and fringe benefit package are competitive. 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.

If you would like to apply, please download our Patrol Officer Recruitment Packet. You are also invited to visit the City of Auburn Human Resources Department at 60 Court Street.

You may also contact HR Director Deb Grimmig at 207.333.6601 X1414 or X1416 or Executive Assistant Rita Beaudry at 207.333.6650 X2052 or; or by e-mailing or

The City of Auburn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.