Chief Chuck Ternent

Chief Chuck Ternent joined the Cumberland Police Department in 1992 and is in charge of operations for the department. Chief Ternent served for many years as a Detective assigned to the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit C3I.  In 2003, Chief Ternent was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and was assigned a patrol shift. In 2012, Ternent was promoted to Lieutenant and designated as the department's CALEA Accreditation manager.  In March of 2015, the department was successfully awarded full accreditation status through the Commission for the Accreditation in Law Enforcement Agencies.

Chief Ternent was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2019, and became Chief of Police in 2020.

Chief Ternent is a 2008 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Police Executive Leadership Program Session XIII and holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Johns Hopkins University as well as a Bachelor’s Degree from Frostburg University and Associate’s Degree from Allegany College.


Captain James Burt

​​Captain James Burt joined the Cumberland Police Department in 2002.  He graduated from Wor-Wic Community College – Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy in 2003.  Captain Burt has worked his entire career in the patrol division serving as a Patrol Officer, Corporal, Sergeant and Lieutenant.  Captain Burt is a General Instructor and Firearms Instructor, certified by the Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission.  Additionally, he is a Radar & Lidar Instructor and is certified as a Police Patrol Bicycle Operator.

Currently he is the departments Training Coordinator.  He previously served as the Patrol Commander and Administrative Lieutenant.

Captain Burt was awarded the Officer of the Year award in 2005.  He has also won the departments Top Gun Award seven times during his career.

Captain Burt attended and graduated from the University of Northwestern Center for Public Safety – School of Police Staff and Command – Class #438 - in 2018.  He also attended and graduated from the United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation – FBI National Academy – Class #275 – in 2019. 


Lieutenant Andrew Tichnell

Lieutenant Tichnell has been with the Cumberland Police Dept since September of 2001 and graduated from the Western Maryland Law Enforcement Training Academy in Westminster MD. Lt. Tichnell is a certified Motorcycle Officer, DARE Instructor, and Crime Scene Technician. Lt. Tichnell served as an Investigator with the Combined County Criminal Investigations Unit (C3I) from 2006-2010. Lt. Tichnell has held the ranks of Corporal, Sergeant, and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant. Lt. Tichnell has served as the assistant Patrol Commander and is currently the Criminal Investigations Commander and Quartermaster for the Department. 


Lieutenant Korey Rounds

Lieutenant Korey Rounds has been with the Cumberland Police Department since 2001 and he is a 1999 graduate of Wor-Wic Community College - Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy. He also attended the Criminal Justice program at Allegany College of MD.  Lt. Rounds has been in law enforcement since 1997 starting his law enforcement career in the State of West Virginia, before joining the Frostburg Police Department in 1999 as a Patrol Officer. In 2001, Lt. Rounds was hired by the Cumberland Police Department where he worked two years as a Patrolman before being promoted to the rank of Corporal, and then Sergeant where he worked as a patrol division squad commander.  
 Lt. Rounds is a certified patrol bicycle operator. He is also a certified crisis negotiator after completing the FBI negotiator’s course and is assigned to the Allegany/Garrett joint Crisis Negotiators team. He was a previous K9 handler with the department until 2017 and was the operations supervisor for that unit.  Lt. Rounds is currently assigned as the Patrol Commander and SRO supervisor. Lt. Rounds also is the administrative supervisor for the crisis negotiators and the K9 unit.  Lt. Rounds was previously selected as the Officer of the year in 2003. He has also won the State of Maryland Highway Safety Award for most DUI arrests within the department nine times during his career.


Lieutenant Eric Bonner

Lieutenant Eric Bonner, a Cumberland native and graduate of Bishop Walsh High School, joined the Cumberland Police Department in November 2002. He is a 2003 graduate of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy and a 1999 graduate of Allegany Community College with an associate degree in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement.  A 2001 graduate of Fairmont State University with a Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement with a minor in sociology.  A 2001 graduate of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice seasonal academy where he was employed by Ocean City Police Department.  

A 2005 graduate of the University of Maryland’s Institute for advanced law enforcement studies and a 2006 graduate of Castle’s K-9 school in Carlisle, PA.   Bonner has worked in the patrol division, serving as a Patrol Officer, K-9 Handler, Corporal and Sergeant. 

Lt. Bonner resides in Allegany County with his wife and their two children.


Patrol Squads

Squad D1 Squad N1 Squad D2 Squad N2
Sgt. Barry Fickes Sgt. Robert Stemple Sgt. Jeremy Robison Sgt. Alexander Menges
Sgt. D.J. Jenkins Sgt. Brett Leedy

Sgt. Alan Zapf

Sgt. Jacob Sullivan

Cpl. Derrick Pirolozzi   Cpl. Allen Brown