Our Administrative Operations Commander is Captain Tommy Carswell. His office is located in the Public Safety Administration Building at 161 N Ross St. He may be contacted by phone at (334)501-3121 or emailed at email@example.com. He is assisted by Lieutenant Jonathan Ley, (334)501-3123.
Trainers at our agency are certified in various topics. They are trained and certified by the Institute of Police Management and Technology as field training officers and by the Institute for Criminal Justice Education and the Alabama Police Trainers Association as law enforcement trainers. Upon earning a law enforcement certification from the Alabama Police Officers Training Commission at a regional police academy, each officer returns to Auburn and is assigned to various field training officers for a 16 week period of training and evaluation. Upon successful completion of the field training officer evaluation program, each officer is placed on solo beat officer assignment.
The Auburn Police Division strives to recruit a diverse workforce that reflects the diversity of the community. Our recruiters may be seen at career fairs and special events throughout the area in search of qualified persons, but we know that our best recruiters are our personnel and our citizens. If you are interested in working as a police officer for the City of Auburn you should monitor the City's website or the Job Line at (334)501-7250. The City accepts online applications which may be found at www.auburnalabama.org. If you have any questions, you may contact a recruiter at (334)501-3110, and you may call (334)501-3131 for information concerning our Student Public Safety Specialist Program. The City of Auburn is an equal employment opportunity employer.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or DARE, is a nationally recognized program which teaches school-age children the dangers of drugs and how to avoid peer pressure and situations subjecting them to tobacco, alcohol and drugs. We know that by reaching children at an early age they are more receptive to drug prevention education.
The objectives of DARE are to: equip elementary and junior high students with the skills to recognize and resist social pressures that may lead them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, and drugs; help students develop self esteem; teach positive alternatives to substance abuse; develop skills for risk assessment and decision making; and, build students' interpersonal and communication skills. Call (334)501-3110 for more information.
Auburn Police have adopted the principles of Community Oriented Policing by working with the members of the community to solve crime-related problems. Crime prevention is the anticipation, recognition, and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of an action to remove or reduce it. The Auburn Police Division offers several crime prevention services such as house checks, business and residential surveys, neighborhood watch programs, and presentations throughout our community. Contact a crime prevention officer for a presentation, neighborhood watch presentation, or business or home survey by calling (334)501-3116. To request a residential security check, call the patrol captain's secretary at (334)501-3150. After hours you may make or cancel a house check request by contacting the Public Safety Department's Communication Division at 334/501-3100.
The Auburn Public Safety Department hosts the Auburn Public Safety Academy. This program allows citizens to come into the department and learn the details of providing services to our community. If you would like more information about this program, please call (334)501-3110.