Crime Prevention

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Public Safety

Public Safety

141 N Ross St, STE A

James Perry

James Perry

Lieutenant - Special Operations

Community Oriented Policing

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.

Crime Prevention Services

The Auburn Police Department offers several crime prevention services such as house checks, business and residential surveys, neighborhood watch programs, Eagle Watch Program and presentations throughout our community. To schedule a crime prevention service, call Community Services Sergeant Charles Nesmith at (334) 501-3124.

To request a house check, fill out our request form or contact the Patrol Secretary at (334) 501-3150. After hours you may make or cancel a house check request by contacting the Auburn Police Department's Communications Section at (334) 501-3100.

Personal Firearm Record

Each year, thousands of firearms are reported lost or stolen. By completing a personal firearm record and maintaining it in a safe location, separate from your firearms, you are making an important effort to prevent theft and keep firearms out of the hands of criminals or unauthorized persons.

Download a personal firearms record or pick up printed version at Auburn Police Department at any time.

Report lost or stolen firearms immediately to Auburn Police Department at 334-501-3100 or 141 North Ross Street, Auburn, AL 36830

Public Safety Academy

Beginning with the first Citizens' Police Academy in 1995, this program has developed over the years into what is now the annual Auburn Public Safety Academy. Over eight sessions, this program allows citizens, 19 years or older, to learn all about the details of providing Public Safety services to our community.

For more information about this program, please email Sidney Hancock at