A priority of the Cumberland Police Department is visible patrols in the city schools. CPD officers also maintain school crossings for elementary students at heavily-traveled intersections.
Since 2001 the department has participated in the School Resource Officer (SRO) program. Cpl. Jeremy Hedrick, and Pfc. James Beck serve as the department's School Resource Officers.
The School Resource Officer supports the School Safety Patrols in all three elementary schools. The program continues to be an asset to students, teachers and School Resource Officers. The interest by students to participate in this program has increased significantly over the years and is one of the most sought after positions by eligible students.