The Support Services Division is responsible for all functions that support the overall operations of the Police Department. These responsibilities include: parking enforcement, court, accreditation, the Volunteers in Police Service Program (VIPS), property/evidence, animal control, Project Lifesaver and some community initiatives. Support Services is comprised of one lieutenant, one sergeant, one Traffic Enforcement Officer, Parking Enforcement Officer, Special Enforcement Officer, two drug enforcement officers (assigned to external task forces), Crime Analyst, Property & Evidence Coordinator, and Court Officer.
Lieutenant Anthony Harrington is the Support Services Commander. He can be reached at 207.333.6650 X:2035
Sergeant Christopher Hatfield is the Support Services Supervisor. He is responsible for the supervision and coordination of activities within the SSD. This includes deploying/scheduling personnel to meet the needs of the department and the community. This supervisor oversees the maintenance of our equipment; manages the Quartermaster System (uniforms, etc.); and directs the department's planning, deployment and operations for special events. Sergeant Hatfield is the department's primary crime prevention/community relations officer and he can be reached at 207.333.6650 X: 2068.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207.333.6650 X2058.
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 email@example.com or by calling 207.333.6650 X2071.
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.
The APD is fortunate to have a full-time Crime Analyst/Geospatial Database Coordinator. Steve Harmon fills this civilian 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Targeted traffic enforcement is a priority of the Auburn Police Department. Officer Matthew Elie is a member of the Traffic Enforcement Unit. He can be reached by email or by calling 207.333.6650 X6366.
Liz Allen is the Communications & Compliance Manager for the City of Auburn. She serves as the Accreditation Manager for the Auburn Police Department. She can be reached at 207.333.6650 X2070 or LAllen@auburnmaine.gov.