The Cumberland Police Department conducts pre-employment testing periodically. See employment calendar for the deadlines to submit applications and testing dates. Candidates interested in participating in the testing process must complete and submit an employment application to the Human Resources Department located at:
Cumberland, MD 21502
Via email at email@example.com
or via our Facebook page.
- 21 years old (by time of academy graduation)
- High School Diploma
- Possess a valid driver's license
- Vision 20/40 - corrected to 20/20
Applicants are to present themselves to representatives at the testing site at the scheduled time on the day of the testing with photo identification. Applicants arriving after the specified time will not be admitted into the testing facility. Candidates will be required to complete a preliminary background information sheet prior to taking the written test. The preliminary background information sheet will be reviewed prior to the applicant participating in the testing process. If an issue is discovered that disqualifies the applicant from the process, the applicant will be excused at that time.
What to Wear
Applicants should dress in casual business attire for the written examination however they should bring the appropriate athletic wear to participate in the physical ability test to include tennis shoes. An opportunity to change into the proper clothing will be given.
All lodging, travel expenses and meals while the candidate is enrolled in the training academy are provided for by the Cumberland Police Department.
Salary for police officer – Starting salary is $43,350 annually
Shift differential for working 7 p.m. – 7a.m.
12-hour shifts – rotating days off
Take Home Vehicle Program – restrictions/requirements apply
Overtime for court appearances
Paid Vacation Leave
Choice of Hospitalization Plans
Prescription Program – Co-pays
Dental Program Available
25 Year Retirement (LEOPS)
Applications may be obtained from the Human Resource Office at City Hall which is located at 57 N. Liberty Street, Cumberland, Maryland 21502 or they may be downloaded from this site by following the HR Job Opportunities link to the left of this page.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Cumberland Police Department is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status
Candidates who are offered employment with the Cumberland Police Department will be required to sign a five year employment agreement.