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.
The application period will begin January 11, 2022 and will end January 25, 2022. New applicants will be required to begin the process by taking a written test on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 4:45 pm at the Cumberland Police Department, Cumberland, MD. Lateral candidates will be notified as to their testing requirements.
Candidates who are hired and successfully complete the police academy, complete a comparative compliance academy, or are otherwise accepted lateral officers will receive an additional $1,000 signing bonus. In addition, those who are veterans are eligible for an additional $1,000 and those who hold a bachelor’s degree are eligible for an additional $1,000 for a total possible signing bonus of $3,000 upon certification.
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 by the close of business on January 25, 2022. For questions you may also contact Captain James Burt at 301-759-6460, any CPD officer, or e-mail email@example.com. The Cumberland Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.
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.