The Cumberland Police Department re-instituted its Bicycle Patrol Program in 2012. The department purchased two new police mountain bikes with all of the necessary equipment as well as training additional personnel on policing techniques using a bicycle. The unit is comprised of 10 officers who have successfully completed training objectives from the International Police Mountain Bike Association.
The Bicycle Patrol Unit enhances the crime reduction efforts of the department by giving increased mobility and rapid responses into areas that are not easily accessible by other patrol vehicles. The bicycle unit is extremely effective for patrolling parades and special events in which large crowds gather over several blocks.