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C3I Investigations






Combined County Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I) 

In existence since 1992, the award winning C3I Unit was formed as a cooperative agreement between Allegany County law enforcement agencies.


C3I is comprised of experienced investigators from the Cumberland Police Department, Maryland State Police, Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, Frostburg Police Department, Frostburg State University Police, State’s Attorney’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The unit is governed by an advisory board.


C3I investigators are assigned to follow up on all serious criminal offenses that occur in Allegany County along with conducting multi-jurisdictional investigations. C3I staffing currently consists of nineteen individuals, including an Administrative Supervisor, an Operations Supervisor, twelve Investigators, one F.B.I. Special Agent, one Evidence Collection Technician, one Polygraph Operator, one Office Associate and the County Sex Offender Registrar.




In 2014, the C3I Unit investigated 1,215 incidents resulting in 259 arrests with an overall closure rate of 92%. The Unit is also responsible for registering and monitoring the 162 Active Sex Offenders in Allegany County.



The C3I Unit is recognized as the “Crown Jewel” of investigative task forces in the state for the integration and cooperation of law enforcement agencies.


Assigned Cumberland Police Department members are Det. David Broadwater, Det. Cory Beard, Det. Matt Shimer and Det. Jesse Ritter along with Ms. Julie Sterne who provides secretarial support to the unit.



Det. Dave Broadwater Det. Cory Beard  Det. Matt Shimer Det. Jesse Ritter Ms. Julie Sterne


C3I Unit



C3I Narcotics


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