Mission Statement

The fundamental mission of the Cumberland Police Department is to protect life and property, enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner, preserve the peace, order, and safety of the community we serve, safeguard the constitutional guarantees, and provide other police-related services as required by the community in a manner consistent with the values of a free society.
To fulfill its mission, the Cumberland Police Department will strive to:
  • Identify, pursue, and apprehend offenders
  • Insure the safe and expeditious movement of vehicular traffic on public roadways
  • Interact with our citizens to resolve problems and improve the quality of community life
  • Maintain a proactive patrol attitude to reduce the opportunity to commit crime
  • Maintain order
  • Provide miscellaneous police services on a 24-hour basis
  • Regulate non-criminal conduct
Although a society free from crime and disorder remains an unachievable task, it is the responsibility of the Cumberland Police Department to approach that vision by having its members develop a reputation for fairness and integrity that earns the respect of all citizens.

In order to respond in a professional manner to the challenges set forth in our mission, the Cumberland Police Department will create and maintain a quality work and managerial environment that focuses on agency goals and provides for career development for its personnel through training, advancement, and reward for exemplary performance.