Cougle, a life-long resident of Auburn, is a 21-year veteran of the department. He began his career with the APD in January of 1997 and has served as a Detective, Patrol Sergeant and Lieutenant. As a Lieutenant, he has served as Commander of all three divisions of the department: Patrol, Support Services and most recently, Criminal Investigations.
“Deputy Chief Cougle is deeply committed to this community,” said Police Chief Jason Moen. “He lives and works here, he has built his life and his family here, and he is well-respected among his peers and by residents. I am truly looking forward to working with Tim as we begin a new leadership journey with the agency.”
In 2002, Deputy Chief Cougle received the “Act of Bravery by a Law Enforcement Officer” award from the Maine Chiefs of Police Association. He received the Auburn Police Department’s award for “Supervisor of the Year” in 2018.
Deputy Chief Cougle currently serves on the Auburn PAL (Police Activities League) Board of Directors and the Auburn Recreation Department Advisory Board, and he coordinates the department’s Lake Auburn Neighborhood Watch group. He has coached - and continues to coach - numerous Auburn Suburban Little League and YMCA Pee Wee basketball teams. He makes his home in Auburn with his wife, Kara and their son, Landon.