• November 16, 2018

It is with great honor that City Manager Peter Crichton announces the appointment of Jason D. Moen as Auburn’s 22nd Chief of Police.

Chief Moen has been a police officer for the City of Auburn for twenty-three years and has held a variety of positions within the department, including: Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer, Detective, Patrol Sergeant and as Lieutenant in all three divisions within the Department. His dedication, compassion and fairness to the citizens he serves led to his promotion as Deputy Chief of Police in December 2006. Moen was named as Interim Chief of Police in August of 2018, following the retirement of Chief Phillip L. Crowell, Jr.

Moen has been instrumental in writing and securing multiple years of federal funding through the Homeland Security grant program. His vision, to align county-wide law enforcement agencies in the use of one public safety software, came to fruition in August 2006.

Chief Moen serves as an instructor at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, is a nationally-certified Police Ethics Instructor and a Team Leader and Gold Standard Assessor for the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Moen is a proud 2013 graduate of the 252nd Session of the FBI National Academy. He served as a volunteer firefighter for thirty-two years and as volunteer Fire Chief for the Casco Fire Department for six years.

“I am deeply impressed by Chief Moen’s many accomplishments and by his commitment to Auburn,” said Crichton. “The safety of our community is his highest priority and he is a talented leader who strives for professional excellence. The Chief is dedicated to the men and women of the Auburn Police Department and to this City, and I am looking forward to working with him.”

“It is an honor to serve the citizens of Auburn as Police Chief,” said Moen. “I work alongside the finest officers and civilians in the state who epitomize our core values of Honor, Excellence, Loyalty and Professionalism. I look forward to working with staff on this new journey, as we work to ensure that Auburn remains one of the safest cities in New England.”

An official swearing-in ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November 20 at 3:30PM in Auburn Hall, Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend.