Auburn Police Chief Todd has served the Town of Auburn for more than 27 years. Town Manager, Julie Jacobson named Lemon Provisional Chief of Police on February 1st, 2022, and appointed him to the permanent position on June 13th, 2022. He was sworn in during a ceremony at the Auburn Town Hall on June 14, 2022.
Chief Lemon began his career with the Auburn Police Department in October of 1984.
In October of 1998, then Officer Lemon was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. In August of 2016 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, a supervisory position he held until he was promoted to Provisional Chief.
Chief Lemon has a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England College, a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Chief Lemon has demonstrated strong management skills, his vision for the department, and extensive knowledge and training in all areas of law enforcement. In a few short months as the provisional leader of the police department, Chief Lemon instituted best practices in areas of staff development, citizen engagement, uniform protocols, and organizational structure so that the Auburn Police Department is well positioned for the many challenges and opportunities facing law enforcement agencies in both the short-term and long-term.
He has prioritized the focus of the department over the next few months as well to include organizational structure and staff development, school safety and school resource officer, reestablishing the K9 program, and – as always – safety of the community and personnel.
Chief Lemon has been a member of the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council SWAT team in its early stages. He went on to become the Team Leader for the CEMLEC Motorcycle Unit and is the Control Chief overseeing the Motorcycle Unit, which is comprised of motor units from sixty-four (64) towns in the Commonwealth. Chief Lemon has taught Defensive Tactics and Use of Force and Firearms instruction at various police academies across the Commonwealth.
Auburn Police Department 416 Oxford Street North Auburn Massachusetts 01501