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.
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.
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