Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 2 Turner Street, Auburn, 4210 ME
  • Chief:
Phone: (207) 753-2500
Fax: (207) 784-3199

Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office is located at 2 Turner Street, Auburn, 4210 ME. The Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office phone number is (207) 753-2500.

Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office News

UPDATE: The student from yesterday’s incident at Range Pond State Park has been identified as 13 year old Rayan Issa of Lewiston. The sheriffs office is asking for anyone who was at the state park yesterday and witnessed the event or has knowledge related to the incident to please call us at (207) 753-2599 as we continue with our investigation.

UPDATE: The student has been identified as 13 year old Rayan Issa of Lewiston. The sheriffs office is asking for anyone who was at the state park yesterday and witnessed the event or has knowledge related to the incident to please call us at (207) 753-2599 as we continue with our investigation. The Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 13 year old male student who died of an apparent drowning that occurred at Range Pond State Park in Poland. The initial 911 call was received at 1147 hours by the Lewiston/Auburn 911 Communication Center reporting a male had gone under water. Emergency crews from the Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office, Poland Fire-Rescue, Auburn Fire Department with a rescue boat, and the Maine Warden Service all responded to the scene. The Greene Fire Department also responded with a boat as well. The student is a seventh grader at the Lewiston Middle School. Preliminary investigation indicates he was playing in the water with friends within the buoyed swimming area when he went under. Staff and a life guard on duty all tried to find the boy but were unable to. At approximately 1217 hours the boy was located by firefighters and taken to shore where he was administered aid and he was transported to Central Maine Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. The boy was at the state park with other students as part of a school field trip. Lewiston School Superintendent Bill Webster did respond to the scene and has been briefed. The boy’s name is not being released at this time.

The Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office has current openings for certified Corrections Officers at the jail. Applicants must have successfully completed the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Basic Corrections School or its equivalent. Salary is $15.45 to $19.15 per hour depending on qualifications and experience plus additional compensation for college education and night shift differential. Applications can be found at or by contacting Sandy Berube at (207) 753-2500 ext 1801 or

THE ROAD IS REOPENED!! Due to a crash on Route 136 (Riverside Drive) in Auburn traffic between Auburn and Durham is being detoured. Please use alternative routes or expect delays.

The Androscoggin Sheriff's Office is hiring full and part time Dispatchers for our Communications Division. Part-time pay is $12.00 to $14.00 per hour and full time salary is $15.45-$19.15 per hour depending on qualifications. Applications can be located on the county website or by contacting Sandy Berube at (207) 753-2500 ext 1801 or QUALIFICATIONS: 1. High School graduate or equivalent. 2. Be at least 18 years of age. 3. Maine Criminal Justice Academy Certified Terminal Operator preferred, but not required. 4. Sufficient physical ability to meet the Department’s essential functions. 5. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the County Commissioners and the The Sheriff may, in their discretion, consider equivalent, appropriate and acceptable. MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Must be knowledgeable of and abide by Androscoggin County’s Standards of Conduct, Code of Ethics, ACSO Policy and Procedures, METRO Limited Access Policy and FBI CJIS security Policy 2. Dispatchers are required to attend all mandatory ASO/MCJA training classes and to maintain their Terminal Operator Certification/EMD License. 3. Demonstrate the proper demeanor and techniques to communicate in an effective manner with all staff, offenders, and community. 4. Dispatchers are required to properly utilize all equipment within their control and to ensure it is in a presentable and good working order. 5. Answer and field telephone calls within ten (10) seconds. 6. Dispatch appropriate personnel to cover all complaints. 7. Responsible for logging complaints, stating concisely what took place and recording all pertinent information. 8. Possess the skills to handle several incoming lines and the police radio simultaneously. 9. Conform to Federal Communication Commission Rules and Regulations with respect to police radio communications. 10. Must be able to input and retrieve information from the local records management computer system(s). 11. Must be able to input and retrieve information from the DMV and NLETS (METRO) computer system (s). 12. Maintains a log which includes a complete listing of calls, the activities of personnel, and related jail activities (i.e. transports) 13. Maintains a list of all NCIC eligible warrants and files. He/She will distribute them to the appropriate Law Enforcement Agencies. 14. Ensures a call number is assigned to all received blood tests. 15. Notifies a blood technician when a blood test is requested or necessary. 16. Cleans the work area prior to the end of each shift. 17. Receives and disseminates all emergency and non-emergency information from teletypes and NAWAS system(s) 18. Communicates with members of the public by telephone to record their complaints and assign to the appropriate personnel for investigation. 19. Disseminates incoming telephone calls to respective offices and takes phone messages. 20. Monitors all security cameras to detect activity and allow access into secured areas. 21. Receives and disseminates all Emergency Action Plains within Androscoggin County according to plans. 22. Dispatcher(s) work at the discretion of the Sheriff, Chief Deputy and Director of Communications. 23. Performs other duties and tasks as assigned by proper higher authority. T

On behalf of Deputy Dennis Sampson's family as well as us here at the sheriff's office we would like to say thank you to everyone for the amount of support, words of condolences, and stories shared with us over the past week. Dennis will surely be missed. We would like to extend a special thank you to our staff here at the sheriff's office who stayed with Dennis throughout the week and helped make his celebration of life memorable. This was definitely a team effort that Dennis would have been proud of.Thank you also to the Auburn, Lewiston, and Mechanic Falls Police Departments and the Maine State Police for your help last Saturday and throughout the week. To the Poland, Auburn and Lewiston Fire Departments, Kevin Simoneau and his staff at The Fortin Funeral Home, and to the doctors, nurses and staff at Central Maine Medical Center. Thank you to the agencies who helped with posting guard at Dennis wake, especially the Oxford and Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and the Massachusetts State Police. To Pastor Chris Pomerleau for officiating. To Mike Cain and The Androscoggin Bank Colisee for their hospitality and generosity. To the U.S. Army, our buglers, bagpiper and Shelley Harris for singing. And finally to all the law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMS, and citizens throughout the state who took time out of their busy day yesterday to attend Dennis' service and to honor a great man. "His shoes may never be filled, but his footsteps can always be followed." Rest In Peace Dennis!

Today we celebrate the life of our friend and say goodbye. Services begin at 10 A.M. at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée. For those wishing to view the services and cannot attend, please visit this live link provided by South Lewiston Baptist Church:

*** UPDATE **** UPDATE *** Mr. Paradis has been located safe. We would like to thank the public for their assistance. The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help in locating a Leavitt High School student who is missing from his home in Turner. Dalton L. Paradis, 16, was last seen on Turner St in Auburn on 5/7/18 at approximately 10:00 p.m. riding a lime green mountain bike. Dalton is 5’4” tall and weighs 118 lbs. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone who comes into contact with Dalton or has information as to his whereabouts is asked to call the Androscoggin County Dispatch Center at 207-753-2500 ext 8

It is National Corrections week and we would like to take a moment to recognize and thank the professionals employed as Corrections Officer's in our Federal, State and County facilities Nationwide. Your contributions to Public Safety and the greater good cannot be understated. Thank you for your sacrifices and service, be safe.

It is with a heavy heart that Sheriff Eric Samson announces the death of Deputy Dennis Sampson who passed away unexpectedly yesterday afternoon from an apparent heart attack. Deputy Sampson proudly served his country in the US Army as well as the citizens of Androscoggin County as a patrol deputy in the Town of Poland. Deputy Sampson also worked as a part time officer for the Auburn Police Department at the start of his career as well as a full time officer for the Paris Police Department. Rest In Peace Dennis. Thank you for your friendship and service. We’ll take it from here.

We wanted to wish our brother and sisters in the fire service a Happy International Firefighters Day today. Thank you for all you do.

We are proud to recognize Dispatcher Teresa Grenier for her 2017 National Emergency Number Association “Stork” award that she received from Brodie Hinckley, President of the Maine NENA Chapter on May 3rd, 2018. In the early morning of December 16, 2017, Androscoggin RCC Dispatcher Teresa Grenier took a 9-1-1 call from a male subject that was driving on Route 202 in Greene, Maine. The caller indicated that he thought his girlfriend was having a baby. Dispatcher Grenier requested the caller to pull over as the contractions and birth was imminent. Following the Emergency Medical Dispatching protocol, Dispatcher Grenier was able to give clear instructions to the father while her partner started EMS services to the scene. Very quickly into the protocol, the frantic caller indicated that the baby’s head was “out!” Dispatcher Grenier immediately jumped to the appropriate Pre-Arrival Instruction and told the caller what to do next. Dispatcher Grenier gave instructions to check the umbilical cord and see if it was wrapped around the baby’s neck. The father indicated it was and the baby could not be heard crying over the phone. Causing serious concern for suffocation, Dispatcher Grenier was able to give clear and calm instructions on how to free the cord which the caller was able to follow. After a few moments, crying from the baby was heard again. Within moments, BLS and ALS rescue personnel were on scene and assisted the parents with their new baby boy who as of today is happy and healthy according to his parents.

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