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Government  Support Services Division  

Support Services

The Support Services Division is responsible for all functions that support the overall operations of the Police Department, as well as criminal investigations. Some of these responsibilities are: training, vehicle & equipment maintenance as well as parade and community event coordination. It includes a Support Services Commander (Lieutenant); Support Sergeant; Training Sergeant; four School Resource Officers; Support Services Technician; Information Assistant; Court Officer; Animal Control/Special Enforcement Officer; Traffic Enforcement Unit; and Parking Enforcement Officer.



Lieutenant Timothy Cougle is Support Services Commander for the Auburn Police Department. Lt. Cougle is responsible for the administration, direction and coodination of activites within the Support Services Division, including the Criminal Investigation Division. He can be reached at 207.333.6650 X2066.








Sergeant Barry Schmieks serves as Training/Resource Supervisor for the APD. In this capacity, Sergeant Schmieks deploys, schedules and manages Resource Unit personnel; serves as the department's primary crime prevention/community relations officer; serves as the APD's training coordinator - scheduling and coordinating all mandatory, specialized, in-house, recruit and new-hire training; acts as our liaison to the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA); supervises the School and Community Resource Officers, and much more. Sergeant Schmieks can be reached at 207.333.6650 X2068.



School Resource Officers

The School Resource Officers are assigned to work with the School Department with children from Grades K-12. SROs also conduct classes in a variety of safety topics and participate in many outside activities and community events.

Elementary School Resource Officer:
Officer Tom Poulin 207.333.6650 X2073
High School Resource Officer:
Officer Justin Richardson 207.333.6650 X6377



The Support Services Technician is a civilian employee who is responsible for receiving and maintaining property recovered or turned over to the Auburn Police Department. The Support Services Technician is also responsible for conducting the disposal and/or release of evidence and found/abandoned property. Rebecca Lacasse is Evidence Technician for the Auburn Police Department. If you need to claim/retrieve property that was recovered by or turned over to the APD, she can be reached at 207.333.6650 X2083.




Our Criminal Investigations function also falls under the Support Services Unit. CIU is comprised of one Sergeant; four Detectives; and a Crime Analyst/GIS Coordinator. Also assigned to the Unit are two patrol officers on special assignment to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, one officer who is assigned to the Maine DEA HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas) Task Force, and one officer assigned to the Maine Computer Crimes Task Force.
The detectives are responsible for the investigation of all felony cases and other related cases that are referrals from the Patrol Division or other agencies. The Lieutenant and Sergeant are responsible for case assignments and serve as the lead detectives in all serious cases. The Lieutenant (Support Services Commander) is also part of the notification and response protocol along with the Chief and Deputy Chief.

Criminal Investigations Supervisor

The Criminal Investigations Supervisor is Sergeant Eric Audette. Sergeant Audette is responsible for the supervision and coordination of the Criminal Investigations Unit. He can be reached at 207.333.6650 X2074



Detective Chad Syphers 207.333.6650 X2069
Detective Jason Moore 207.333.6650 X2067
Detective Nate Westleigh 207.333.6650 X2082







Detective Terrence McCormick 207.333.6650 X2056







Crime Analyst/GIS Coordinator

The APD is fortunate to have a full-time Crime Analyst/Geospatial Database Coordinator. Steve Harmon fills this civilian, grant-funded position. As Crime Analyst, Steve provides valuable, timely and pertinent information relative to crime trends and patterns, as well as advanced crime mapping - visual representations of 'hot spots' and crime clusters/trends within our city.
In an effort to prevent and suppress criminal activities - to be proactive and not reactive - command staff uses the information Steve provides to strategically deploy our resources. Steve can be reached via email at






Support Services Supervisor

Sergeant Gary Boulet is the APD's Support Services Supervisor. He is responsible for the supervision and coordination of activities within the Support Services Unit. This includes deploying and scheduling personnel to meet the needs of the department and the community on a day-to-day basis, as well as in special or emergency situations. Also referred to as the "Support Sergeant," this supervisor oversees the maintenance of our department equipment, vehicle fleet and building facilities; manages the department Quartermaster System (uniforms, etc.); directs the department's planning, deployment and operations for special events; coordinates traffic control details; and much more. Sergeant Boulet can be reached at 207.333.6650 X2057.


Traffic Enforcement Unit

Officer Matthew Elie is a member of our Traffic Enforcement Unit. He can be reached at or by calling 207.333.6650 X6366.







Officer Bryan Parker is a member of our Traffic Enforcement Unit. He can be reached at or by calling 207.333.6650 X6361.







Parking Enforcement

The Auburn Police Department has a civilian Parking Enforcement Officer. John Banville is responsible for monitoring the many city lots, the parking garage and on-street parking. John can be reached at or by calling 207.333.6650 X2058.






Court Officer

The Court Officer is a civilian employee who is responsible for the processing of all court papers and documents to be presented for disposition at the Superior and District Courts. Richard Mercier is Court Officer for the Auburn Police Department. He can be reached at 207.333.6650 X2059.






Information Assistant

Amanda Tierney is the Information Assistant assigned to the Records Division. This civilian position is responsible for fielding incoming calls and in-person inquiries; providing crash reports; and other miscellaneous duties including accepting record requests, parking ticket payments, concealed weapons permit applications and more. Amanda can be reached at 207.333.6650 X2053.






Animal Control/Special Enforcement Officer

The Animal Control/Special Enforcement Officer is responsible for the overall enforcement of the Municipal and State laws governing the licensing and care of dogs and other domesticated animals. The ACO responds to all calls relating to these animals and also works with the City Clerk in the enforcement of the licensing of all dogs. Officer Michael Chaine serves as ACO for the Auburn Police Department. He also serves as Special Enforcement Officer, managing our Project LifeSaver program and much more. To reach Officer Chaine, email him at or call 207.333.6650 X2058.


Volunteers in Police Service

The APD is very proud of our outstanding community volunteers. These volunteers, who are carefully screened and well-trained, help out with various administrative tasks at the station - such as answering the phone, filing, data entry, and more.

Additionally, the APD has a Citizen Patrol program comprised of trained volunteers who serve as extra 'eyes and ears' for the Department. They assist our Patrol Officers with traffic direction at accident scenes, performing vacant house checks and patrolling our retail shopping areas, handicapped parking enforcement, speed details utilizing the handheld radar unit and much more.

For information on the Auburn Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) program, contact Volunteer Coordinator Liz Allen. She can be reached by calling 207.333.6650 X2070.