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.