Police FAQ's

Find the answers to commonly-asked questions about the Auburn Police Department.

Incident reports can be obtained in person by visiting the Auburn Police Department at 60 Court Street.

We will need to know the date of the incident, and the name and date of birth of at least one person involved in the incident. Provide the incident number if known.

Incident reports are $5.00 for the first 10 pages, and $1.00 per page for each additional page beyond ten.

Download the Report Request Form to request a copy of a record. You can complete the form right on your computer, then simply print it out and bring it to the APD. NOTE: you cannot save the completed form, so be sure to print it!

There are ordinances governing special parking restrictions during the winter months.

Click HERE for information on Parking in Auburn.

Auburn is known as one of the safest cities in Maine. However, crimes do occur.

The Auburn Police Department recently implemented an online crime map for its residents. This service makes it easier for residents to keep track of crime in their area.

Auburn residents can view crimes near their home, school, work or other area of interest. Citizens who use this online service will become aware of crime trends and can make more informed decisions regarding where they live, shop, play, send their kids to school and other important choices regarding their personal safety.

To view Auburn's online crime mapping system, click here.

For further crime statistics regarding the City of Auburn or the State of Maine, visit the State of Maine Department of Public Safety's "Crime in Maine" web page.

Lake Auburn is the main resource of drinking water for Auburn and Lewiston. The lake is restricted from body contact, except at the Auburn Municipal Beach located at the outlet on Route 4.

The Auburn PD has 54 sworn full-time police officers. We are the 4th largest police department in the State of Maine. Our officers cover the 67 square miles the make up the City of Auburn.

To learn more about the APD, consider applying for our Citizens Police Academy. This 10-week course gives participants an up-close, insider's view of the operations of the APD. All instructors are police officers. Click on the link above to learn more...

Residents can visit the Maine Sex Offender Registry, which is maintained by the Maine State Police, State Bureau of Identification.

Upon clicking the link, you will be presented a list of all Registered Sex Offenders residing in Auburn. Click on any individual name in the list to view their picture and conviction information. If you would like to know more about the person, there are links above and below the profile to request more information.

The information provided on this web site is intended to be used for public safety and community awareness purposes only. Neither the Auburn Police Department, nor the Maine State Bureau of Identification have considered or assessed the specific risk of re-offense with regard to any individual prior to his or her inclusion on this web site and has made no determination that any individual included on this web site is currently dangerous. Individuals included on the web site are included solely by virtue of their conviction record and Maine state law. The primary purpose of providing this information is to make the information easily available and accessible, not to warn about any specific individual. Use of this information to threaten, intimidate, or harass any registrant or any other person may result in criminal prosecution.

There is also a Registered Sex Offender book at the Auburn Police Department that the public can view. The book contains the same information as the website.

For EMERGENCIES (crime in progress, injured persons) dial 911.

For non-emergency calls, please dial 207-784-7331.

Accident reports can be obtained in person at the APD (60 Court Street, Auburn). There is a $10.00 charge per report. We will need to know the date of the accident and the name of at least one of the involved parties. If you know the police report number, please provide that as well.

Skip the trip to APD: crash reports are available for purchase online at https://www.crashlogic.com/. Reports are available 72 hours after the incident.

Whether you are stopped by an Auburn Police Officer, a County Sheriff's Deputy, or a State Trooper, you can help to create a more professional atmosphere at the stop by cooperating. Here are a few things to remember:

  • Carry proper identification: a valid driver's license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance.
  • When being signaled by an officer to stop, pull over and position your vehicle as far out of the lane of travel as possible. Generally, pull off to the right side of the roadway where the shoulder is wider, unless otherwise directed.  
  • Never attempt to outrun the patrol vehicle or pretend not to see the lights or hear the siren. Stay in your vehicle unless told otherwise. Exit the vehicle slowly if asked to do so.
  • Remain calm. If there are passengers, also ask them to remain quiet and cooperate with instructions. Do not let anyone make statements or threatening motions to the officers.
  • It is recommended that you keep your hands in a visible location, such as the steering wheel, while the officer approaches. If it is night time, please turn on your interior light.
  • Finally, don't start rummaging through your back pocket for your wallet and license, or in your glove compartment for your registration, until the officer asks you for them. For all he knows, you could be reaching for a gun.

If you are interested in a patrol officer position with the City of Auburn, please contact Professional Standards Sergeant Benjamin Quinnell. 207.333.6650 X2057

The Auburn PD Recruitment Brochure is also an excellent resource.

To learn more, click here.

Yes! The Auburn PD in on Facebook and Twitter.

Be sure to follow us for updates, crime bulletins, community events and important city notifications.

To claim property which has been recovered by (or turned over to) the Auburn Police Department, you must contact our Support Services Technician, Rebecca Lacasse. She can be reached via e-mail, or by phone at 207.333.6650 X2083.

Reminder: Please be sure to bring identification with you when you visit the APD to collect your property.

If you are a resident of Auburn, you may apply for a concealed weapons permit through the Auburn Police Department. Click here to learn how and to download the application.

If your vehicle was towed by the Auburn Police Department, the registered owner of the vehicle will need to visit the APD at 60 Court Street to obtain a towed vehicle release form. Without this form, the tow company will not release your vehicle.

You will not be issued a release form until all towing/impound fees are paid - $65 for a criminal tow and $35 for a non-criminal tow. Additionally, any and all parking tickets associated with the vehicle must be paid before the release form will be issued.

Please note: only cash will be accepted as payment for towing/impound fees.