Chief Sluckis, Jr. retires after 17 years as Police Chief

by | Feb 2, 2022

Congratulations to Chief Andrew J. Sluckis, Jr. who retired yesterday after 33 years in law enforcement and over 17 years as Chief in Auburn and Leicester. Chief Sluckis has been a strong leader for the Police Department and for the community. He led the department through both tragic and challenging periods. We are grateful for his professionalism, dedication and service to the Auburn community. Chief Sluckis was a valuable member of the management team in Town administration. Thank you for all you have done for Auburn! We wish you all the best in your retirement, Chief Sluckis.

Retired Chief Andrew J. Sluckis, Jr.

Town Manager Julie Jacobson appointed Lieutenant Todd Lemon as Provisional Chief of Police effective today, February 1, 2022. Chief Lemon will serve as Provisional Chief until the Assessment Center process to select a new police chief, in accordance with Civil Service regulations, is complete.

Chief Lemon has been in law enforcement for 34 years. He has been with the Auburn Police Department for 27 years and was promoted to lieutenant in August of 2016. He has served as Acting Chief on several occasions since that time.

L-R: Police Chief Todd Lemon, Lieutenant R. Scott Mills, Town Clerk Debra Gremo

Chief Lemon has appointed Detective Sergeant Richard Scott Mills as Provisional Lieutenant, effective February 1, 2022. Lieutenant Mills will serve as Provisional Lieutenant until the Assessment Center process, in accordance with Civil Service regulations, is complete.

Lieutenant Mills has been a full-time police officer since 1993 and has been in the Auburn Police Department for nearly 25 years. After three years in the Detective Unit, he was promoted to Sergeant in 2002 and returned to the Detective Unit in 2013.