In October of 2012, the City of Cumberland announced its participation in the State of Maryland’s, Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, Safe Streets initiative.
The Maryland State Safe Streets initiative is a crime-reduction model which promotes collaboration and information sharing across multiple agencies responsible for the welfare of our communities. The State initiative is designed to create a format where all public agencies can work together to reduce crime and improve the quality of our neighborhoods.
The Safe Streets process includes the aggressive tracking of the disproportionate amount of crime committed by repeat offenders, by utilizing a multi-agency collaboration with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, public safety agencies and community partners. The Safe Streets objective is to reduce crime and criminal activity within the city and surrounding areas - since we know that criminality has no boundaries.
The Safe Streets Newsletter provides the citizens of Cumberland with a resource to observe the Police Department’s efforts to reduce crime.