We are fortunate to have a safe school system in Allegany County where students and faculty can concentrate on education. Within the city, there are:
2 Middle Schools:
2 Public High Schools:
3 Elementary Schools:
There are also 2 private schools, Bishop Walsh and Lighthouse Christian Academy.
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.
School Resource Officers
Since 2001 the department has participated in the School Resource Officer (SRO) program. Patrolman 1st Class (PFC) Christopher Fraley is a nationally-certified School Resource Officer with PFC Jeremy Hedrick receiving this training in the near future. Both of these officers, along with Sergeant Andrew Tichnell and Sergeant James Hott, are certified D.A.R.E. instructors.
All 4 officers have an excellent working relationship with both students and administration, often being called upon to provide instruction and training to students on safety, career choices and drug awareness. SRO’s frequently provide professional development training to school administrators and staff as well as awareness instruction for parents and civic groups.