Become part of a tradition of SERVICE, PRIDE, and DEDICATION.

Become part of the Auburn Police Department.


The Auburn Police Department is a progressive and professional law enforcement organization with 55 sworn officers and 7 civilian employees. The department has a proud tradition of honor, excellence, loyalty and professionalism and is a nationally and state-accredited law enforcement agency.

All applicants must be high school graduates or have passed a high school equivalency exam. Applicants must be 21 years of age, or 20 with at least 60 college credits.

The Auburn Police Department has an EXPEDITED HIRING PROCESS. Applicants must have passed the MCJA physical agility test and ALERT exam and possess a valid driver’s license. Candidates will be required to pass oral board, polygraph, medical, substance and psychological testing and an extensive background check. Police officers must be able to work all shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

ENTRY LEVEL SALARY  |  Current starting salary is $29/hour - annual pay of more than $64,000, plus 12 paid holidays & a highly competitive benefits package. Successful candidates will attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

CERTIFIED OFFICER SALARY  |  The City of Auburn has lateral entry and will recognize full-time law enforcement experience in municipal, county, state or federal law enforcement agency. Potential annual salary is more than $81,000. We have a streamlined application process for lateral candidates & will waive the requirements to take the ALERT & PAT for candidates who have received certification from MCJA. 



OR visit the Auburn Police Department at 60 Court Street, Auburn, Maine 04210

OR call (207) 333-6650 X2074

OR e-mail Lieutenant Eric Audette:

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The City of Auburn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Auburn Police Department has achieved accreditation through:

The Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) The Maine Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (MLEAP)