Community Involvement is an important part of police work. The media too often portrays the relationship between police and their communities as combative, but the reality is that most departments work hard to engage, get to know and work with members of their communities in positive ways.
Individual officers engage in outreach, and many police departments also often have specific programs dedicated to outreach. The Auburn Police Department prides itself on understanding the importance of community outreach to building trust, reducing crime and combatting substance abuse problems cannot be overstated.
Below are just a few examples of members of the Auburn Police Department engaging members of the community in positive ways!
Members of the Auburn Police Department assist the Auburn Fire Department in escorting Santa around town!
Pictured: Officer Matthew Alexandrovich, Officer Matthew Rodwill, Sergeant Brian Kennedy, Officer Matthew Laskes, Officer Tyler Bresse
Detective Lyman meets Santa at the Auburn Craft Fair!
Members of the Auburn Police Department Motor Unit assist with the Milford Christmas Parade.
During November 2022, members of the Auburn Police Department as well as departments across New England participated in the 8th Annual Home Base No Shave. This campaign raises awareness and funds for the lifesaving care that Home Base provides to Veterans, Service Members and their Families.
Participants pledged $100 to forgo shaving or wore a No Shave lapel pin for the month of November (and beyond)
Nearly 2,500 officers helped raise $179,000 to date in support of Home Base’s mission to heal the invisible wounds of war.
Pictured; Officer Tod Kuchnicki, Officer Derek Courchaine, Officer Randy Hawley, Sergeant Luis Santos, Officer Randy McCarthy, Officer Anthony Donahue and Sergeant Justin Starkus
Members of the Auburn Police Department and Auburn High Football Team stand together before the annual Thanksgiving Day Game for the Tarentino Cup. Auburn High players wore jerseys honoring the life and sacrifice of Officer Ron Tarentino.
The Pink Patch Project is an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer research organizations in combating this devastating disease. Patches and apparel were sold, and proceeds were given to help support breast cancer research.
Deputy Chief Mills participated in the 2022 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. 7,500 walkers and 750+ volunteers came together to raise more than $8.6 million to support research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Officer John MacLean poses for a picture with a young boy during the Auburn Elks Kids Safety Day.
School Resource Officer Jon O'Brien helps a young girl fit a new bicycle helmet at the Auburn Elks Kids Safety Day.
Officer Matthew Laskes shows off the Auburn Police Department Drone and Robot to an excited onlooker at the Auburn Elks Kids Safety Day.
Officer Daniel Dyson high fives students on their way to school!
School Resource Officer Jon O'Brien and Dispatcher Carrie Girardin present Auburn Youth and Family Services with school supplies. The Auburn Police Department held a supply collection for families in the Auburn School System who may need a little extra help!
Detective Sergeant. Daniel Lamoreaux, Sergeant Michael Tarckini Jr. and Officer Matthew Rodwill of the Auburn Police Department Honor Guard pose with members of the Auburn Fire Department Honor Guard at Fenway Park before presenting the colors for the National Anthem
School Resource Officer Jon O'Brien, Sgt. Luis Santos and Chief Todd Lemon participate in Read Around Town.
School Resource Officer Jon O'Brien poses with karate students at McCoy Action Karate during the Summer of Heros at Camp Fortitude
Detective Sgt. Daniel Lamoreaux and Officer Matthew Rodwill pose with members of the Auburn Fire Department Honor Guard before presenting the colors at the Woo Sox Auburn Day.
Detective James Lyman, Officer Paul Lombardi, Sgt. Luis Santos and Officer Matthew Laskes grabbing coffee from the students at the Encore program before they get after it for the day.
Sergeant Brian Kennedy and Chief Todd Lemon great some excited students!
Officers Christopher Raymond, Stephen Koopman and Jon O'Brien accompany Sergeant Brian Kennedy and Chief Todd Lemon while receiving Officer Survival Bags from students of the Auburn Middle School National Honors Society
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