Phillip L. Crowell, Jr.

Chief of Police, Auburn, ME

Phillip Crowell is a lifelong resident and current Chief of Police of Auburn, Maine. He began his law enforcement career as a military police officer in the U.S. Army before joining the Auburn Police Department as a Patrol Officer in 1993. Chief Crowell served as a Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer, Detective, and Deputy Chief before becoming Chief of Police in 2006. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 218 and earned a BS degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maine Augusta

Chief Crowell has been responsible for many initiatives which have ranked the Auburn Police Department among the best in the State including Auburn’s Citizens Police Academy, the first Somali Citizens Police Academy and the first Youth Court for the State of Maine.

Chief Crowell has served on numerous local and state boards including Auburn PAL, Maine’s Juvenile Justice Task Force, and the Maine Chiefs of Police Association, and is a Director of the Promise Early Education Center in Auburn. He is actively involved with local and international human trafficking prevention initiatives, and has been a member of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids since 2007.