Chief Charles H. Hinnant

Cumberland City Police Department Chief Charles H. Hinnant has more than 40 years of experience in law enforcement. This professional law enforcement experience includes serving in State, County and City law enforcement agencies.

Chief Hinnant began his law enforcement career January 3, 1972 as a member of the Maryland State Police 68th Academy Class. During his tenure he served as a Patrol Trooper, Criminal Investigator, Covert Narcotics Investigator, Criminal Investigation Division Supervisor, Barrack Commander, Division Commander and Region Commander, retiring January 1, 2001 at the rank of Major.

The following day he was sworn in as the County Investigator for the Allegany County State’s Attorney’s Office and served as the Operations Supervisor for the Combined County Criminal Investigation (C3I) Unit. In this capacity Chief Hinnant provided the day-to-day supervision to 18 investigators and two civilian employees assigned to the unit from the Maryland State Police, Cumberland Police Department, Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, Frostburg Police Department and the Frostburg State University Police Department.

On November 27, 2006 he was appointed Chief of Police for the Cumberland City Police Department. Chief Hinnant currently directs and supervises the daily activity of the City's sworn law enforcement officers, code enforcement officers, parking authority employees and civilians assigned to the police department. He manages a combined operating budget of six million dollars. 

In addition, Chief Hinnant has served as the Chairman of the Maryland Municipal League Police Executive Association, Vice-Chairman Maryland Police Training Commission and Vice-Chairman of the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation (C3I) Unit Advisory Board.


Captain Chuck Ternent

Capt. Chuck Ternent joined the Cumberland Police Department in 1992 and is in charge of operations for the department. Capt. Ternent served for many years as a Detective assigned to the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit C3I.  In 2003, Capt. 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.
Capt. Ternent was most recently promoted to the rank of Captain in 2019. 

Capt. 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.


Lieutenant James Burt

​​Lt. James Burt has been with the Cumberland Police Department since 2002 and graduated from the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy.  Lt Burt has a General Instructor certificate through MPCTC.  Lt Burt is a Firearms Instructor, Radar and Laser Instructor.  Lt Burt is a certified patrol bicycle operator.  Lt Burt has held the ranks of Corporal, Sergeant and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant.   Lt Burt is currently the Patrol Commander and Training Coordinator for CPD.  Lt Burt was awarded the Officer of the year award for the year of 2005.  Lt Burt has also won the departments Top Gun Award four times during his career.


​Lieutenant J.W. Yarnall


Lieutenant Andrew Tichnell

Lt. 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

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Patrol Squads

Squad D1 Squad N1 Squad D2 Squad N2
Sgt. Anthony Rumgay Sgt. Tony Tringler Sgt. Eric Bonner Sgt. Jeremy Robison
Sgt. Chris McCann Cpl. Jacob Sullivan

Sgt. Barry Fickes

Cpl. Alexander Menges

Cpl. Robert Stemple Cpl. D.J. Jenkins Cpl. Brett Leedy

Cpl. Alan Zapf