Message from the Chief


I am pleased to have the opportunity of introducing you to the Auburn Police Department, serving the city of Auburn, known as the “Endurance Capital of the World” and is located in the Northern California foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The Auburn Police Department was established in 1888 and has never looked back in our service to the community and the many visitors we have throughout the year.

Our daily mission is to keep our community safe and improve the quality of life through our shared values; Service to Our Community, Integrity, Responsibility and Accountability, Professionalism and Pride, and Enjoyment of Our Profession Our website is designed to showcase our organization and the services we provide.

​I encourage you to take a look around our website and if you are interested in helping to serve our community check out our Volunteer and Explorer programs. Don't forget to follow us on our social media platforms as well. We are always sharing information in our community.

​I am humbled to be the City of Auburn’s Chief of Police and being able to serve this community. I am honored to have a team of professional men and women who are skilled and committed to our shared values.

​On behalf of the men and women of the Auburn Police Department, thank you for taking the time to learn more about our organization.

​Ryan L. Kinnan
​Chief of Police
​Auburn Police Department

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