Safe Streets Newsletter Release

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Press Release – Safe Streets “Newsletter”


The Cumberland Police Department’s Safe Streets Program recently designed a Newsletter to provide the public with a clear picture of the current major crimes and arrest statistics occurring each month of the year in the city.  

This Newsletter will be posted on the Cumberland City Police Department’s website  and will also be linked to the Allegany County Sheriffs’ Office to include statistics in the county.

In October, the City of Cumberland announced its participation in the State of Maryland’s, Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention, Safe Streets initiative.

The Maryland State Safe Streets initiative is a crime-reduction model which promotes collaboration and information sharing across multiple agencies responsible for the welfare of our communities. The State initiative is designed to create a format where all public agencies can work together to reduce crime and improve the quality of our neighborhoods.

The Safe Streets process includes the aggressive tracking of the disproportionate amount of crime committed by repeat offenders, by utilizing a multi-agency collaboration with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, public safety agencies and community partners. The Safe Streets objective is to reduce crime and criminal activity within the City and surrounding areas – since we know that criminality has no boundaries.

This Newsletter provides the citizens of Cumberland with a resource to observe the Police Department’s efforts to reduce crime.



The City of Cumberland crime rate decreased from 2011 to 2012 by 0.7%