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We're Hiring...

The Cumberland Police Department is currently accepting applications for both entry level police officers as well as lateral candidates with police certification in Maryland as well as other states.  Candidates with out-of-state police certification will be evaluated on a case by case basis for eligibility for certification in Maryland.  

Candidates interested in participating in the testing process must pick up an employment application and information packet at City Hall, located at 57 N. Liberty Street, Cumberland, MD.  The completed employment application must be returned to City Hall.  For questions you may also contact Captain James Burt at 301-759-6460, any CPD officer, or e-mail recruiter@cumberlandmd.gov.  The Cumberland Police Department is an equal opportunity employer. Download the application here.

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A message from the Cumberland Police Department...

Please be assured that the Cumberland Police Department is staffed and will be operating as usual to keep you safe. The health and wellness of our officers is important so they can continue to be there for you.

In the interest of social distancing and in order to reduce the chances of contamination you may notice CPD officers handing non-emergency issues by phone.

If you encounter such, be assured that we will still be providing the same level of service. Also, when you call either 911 or our non-emergency number, 301-777-1600, the dispatchers will be asking screening questions about whether anyone may be sick at the address that we will be responding. This is done so officers can take precautions and wear protective equipment as warranted. If you suspect you may be ill or have had contact with someone who is suspected of being ill.  Please tell the responding officer so they can take precautions. 

We appreciate the community working with us and looking out for each other during this crisis.  The Cumberland Police Department will be doing its part to stop the spread of the virus while keeping you safe.  

For additional information, contact the Allegany County Health Department at 301-759-5000.
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