AUBURN — Police Lt. Timothy Cougle was promoted to deputy chief of police, the department announced Friday.

Cougle, a life-long resident of Auburn, is a 21-year veteran of the department. He has served as a detective, patrol sergeant and lieutenant. He has served as commander of all three divisions of the department: patrol, support services and, most recently, criminal investigations.

“Deputy Chief Cougle is deeply committed to this community,” said Police Chief Jason Moen, who was recently promoted to the post of chief.

“He lives and works here, he has built his life and his family here, and he is well-respected among his peers and by residents. I am truly looking forward to working with Tim as we begin a new leadership journey with the agency,” Moen wrote in a news release.

In 2002, Deputy Chief Cougle received the “Act of Bravery by a Law Enforcement Officer” award from the Maine Chiefs of Police Association. He received the Auburn Police Department’s award for “Supervisor of the Year” in 2018.

Deputy Chief Cougle serves on the Auburn PAL (Police Activities League) board of directors and the Auburn Recreation Department Advisory Board. He coordinates the department’s Lake Auburn Neighborhood Watch group.

He has coached numerous Auburn Suburban Little League and YMCA Pee Wee basketball teams. He makes his home in Auburn with his wife, Kara, and their son, Landon.

Timothy Cougle  (Photo: Auburn Police)

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