The Cumberland Police Department conducts pre-employment testing twice a year. 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 along with a $20 registration fee to the Human Resources Department:
City Hall
57 N Liberty Street
Cumberland, MD 21502

Minimum Requirements
  • 21 years old
  • High School Diploma
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Vision 20/40 - corrected to 20/20
Written Test
Applicants are to present themselves to representatives at the testing site between 8 and 8:30 a.m. on the day of the testing with photo identification. Applicants arriving after 8:45 a.m. 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, arrangements will be made for a full refund, and the applicant will be excused at that time.

Those applicants that successfully complete the previous 2 phases will then move forward and participate in a physical ability test.

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.

  • 12 hour shifts - rotating days off
  • 13 paid holidays
  • 25 year retirement (LEOPS)
  • Choice of hospitalization plans
  • Dental program available
  • Overtime for court appearances
  • Paid vacation leave
  • Prescription program - co-pays
  • Salary for police officer: $35,941 - $43,812.
  • Shift differential for working 7 p.m. - 7a.m.
  • Take home vehicle program - restrictions/requirements apply
  • Vision program
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 3 year employment agreement.