The Cumberland Police Department has utilized motorcycles in the patrol
division since 1997. In 2008 the department was able to obtain 2 new
Harley Davidson Police Motorcycles, replacing the 2 older units that had
been in service. The department was able to offset the costs of the
motorcycles by selling the 2 older units that still held value to
The units are operated by officers who are certified police motorcycle operators. The units are used on patrol and are often called upon to lead various parades or attend special events held in the city. The units are also placed on display at special events such as job fairs, school summer camp demonstrations along with being used in recruiting efforts.