AUBURN — After serving as interim police chief since August, Jason Moen on Friday was named to fill the chief position.

Auburn City Manager Peter Crichton made the announcement Friday afternoon.

“I am deeply impressed by Chief Moen’s many accomplishments and by his commitment to Auburn,” Crichton wrote in a news release. “The safety of our community is his highest priority, and he is a talented leader who strives for professional excellence. The chief is dedicated to the men and women of the Auburn Police Department and to this city, and I am looking forward to working with him.”

Moen joined the force as a patrol officer in 1995. Since then, he has served in a variety of roles at the department, including school resource officer, detective and deputy chief.

Moen was named interim chief when Chief Phillip L. Crowell announced his retirement.

Moen, a former firefighter, is a nationally certified police ethics instructor and graduate of the FBI National Academy.

“It is an honor to serve the citizens of Auburn as police chief,” Moen said. “I work alongside the finest officers and civilians in the state who epitomize our core values of honor, excellence, loyalty and professionalism. I look forward to working with staff on this new journey, as we work to ensure that Auburn remains one of the safest cities in New England.”

An official swearing-in ceremony will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in Auburn Hall council chambers. 

Auburn Police Chief Jason Moen

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