Police Department

Congratulations on your retirement
Chief Hinnant

On November 1st Chief Charles Hinnant will be retiring from the Cumberland Police Department after 13 years as serving as our Chief.   Although serving 13 years with the Cumberland Police Department, Chief Hinnant has a total of 48 years of law enforcement service.  Chief Hinnant served 29 years with the Maryland State Police where he retired at the rank of Major.  He was then employed as the County Investigator for Allegany County for 6 years before being appointed to the position of Chief with the Cumberland Police Department.      

Throughout his tenure, Chief Hinnant helped the department navigate several major cases and disasters keeping the city and his employees safe.  The Chief implemented many great crime fighting programs throughout the years, all aimed at making our city better.   He also strengthened the department by implementing several programs and was dedicated to maintaining a high level of professionalism. 

The men and women who have worked under Chief Hinnant would like to express our appreciation for the Chief’s leadership.

He has taught many of us valuable lessons about police management which will stay with us during our careers.  Chief, Thank you for all your wisdom, professionalism and work ethic.   

During his retirement Chief Hinnant plans on spending more much deserved time with his family.

The men and women of the Cumberland Police Department wish him happiness in this next chapter of his life.  


The Cumberland Police Department is seeking a qualified candidates for the position of Chief of Police following the retirement announcement of Chief Charles Hinnant. Please click here for more information.


The Cumberland Police Department will conduct pre-employment testing for the position of Police Officer on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at the Cumberland Police Department, 20 Bedford Street, Cumberland, Maryland.  The testing will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m.  Candidates should arrive no later than 4:45 p.m., as the doors will be locked at that time.

Candidates interested in participating in the testing process must submit an employment application to the Human Resources Department located at City Hall, 57 N. Liberty Street, Cumberland, Maryland.  The deadline for submitting applications will be 12:00 p.m., Monday, October 28, 2019.  Applications along with detailed information about the pre-employment testing procedures are available at City Hall or can be located on the City’s website www.ci.cumberland.md.us.

Minimum requirements for the position are that the individual must be 21 years of age, possess a high school diploma or equivalent of such, vision must be 20/40 or corrected to 20/20, and possess a valid driver’s license.

Patrolman Salary: Starting rate is $19.08 The City of Cumberland offers a liberal benefits package which includes a 25-year State of Maryland retirement, deferred compensation program available, choice of hospitalization plans, prescription card, vision program, dental plan available, sick leave, paid vacation/holidays, and health/life insurance.

The City of Cumberland is a full-service community of 21,500 citizens, situated adjacent to Interstate 68 in beautiful Western Maryland. EEO/ADA

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