CPD Programs



What do the Cumberland Police really do? That’s right!  No push-ups, no running, and none of those irritating drill instructors yelling at you.  With this academy, you receive 10 weeks of fantastic insight and information without all of the sweat!  The Cumberland Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is currently seeking applicants.

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The Cumberland Police initiated this program to ensure the safe return of residents who may wander away from their home. The program requires a registration form containing the following information: Name, Address, Photo, and any additional information.

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense)

R.A.D. is unique self-defense training exclusively for woman.  The R.A.D., Rape Aggression Defense System, advocates realistically employable tactics, without the time investment, ceremony or mystical concepts of a martial art.


Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up to $1,000.00 for confidential information, which leads to an arrest, and conviction of crime perpetrators. Crime Stoppers was established in 1983 in order to assist the prevention and prosecution of crimes in the town of Cumberland.
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The Cumberland Police Department will be hosting a Citizen's Police Academy beginning in February 19, 2014.

The Cumberland Police Citizen's Police Academy is a citizen based program sponsored and run by the Cumberland Police Department.  The Citizen's Police Academy is designed to educate and inform citizen participants of Cumberland and neighboring communities to the functions performed by the Cumberland Police Department and the duties of its officers.  The Citizen's Police Academy is a ten week program that meets one evening every week for approximately 2-3 hours.  The class is comprised of 20-25 people and is held in the community room at the Cumberland Police Department.  The participants range in age from 18 years of age that are considering a career in law enforcement to senior Citizen's wanting to be informed of the daily operations of their police department.

The majority of the first several classes are held in a classroom setting and then branch out to various locations outside of the classroom for a practical and hands-on instruction.  The classroom instruction is broken into two topics within the evening to provide coverage in the many areas and functions of the police department.  The practical instruction is limited to one topic for the entire class due to the involvement of the topic.

The progression of topics is set up to bring the participant through the many elements of police work from the administrative elements to an investigation, arrest and the prosecution of an individual.  Classroom topics include administration, communications and 911, elderly affairs, domestic violence, patrol operations, DWI, traffic control and radar use, accident reconstruction, criminal investigations, prosecution, school resource officer and DARE, drug recognition, and internet crimes. Off site practical instruction topics include firearms and felony car stops.

The majority of the topics are instructed by members of the Cumberland Police Department and occasionally a guest speaker. It is the intent of the program for the participant to leave with a better overall understanding of the police department and the men and women who serve the Citizen's of Cumberland.

We are looking to accept applications for the Citizen's Police Academy starting Friday, January 17, 2014. The deadline to submit is Friday, February 7, 2014.

The application can be printed off our website www.cumberlanpolice.com. The application cannot be emailed, it must be dropped off or mailed to the Cumberland Police Department, 1380 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Classes are scheduled to start Wednesday, February 19, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and continue on for ten (10) weeks. For further information, please contact Sergeant Michael Ride at 401-333-2500 or by email mride@cumberlandpolice.com.





Any questions may be addresses to the following Officers:


Sgt Mike Ride: mride@cumberlandpolilce.com


Cumberland, RI Police Department
1380 Diamond Hill Road Cumberland, Rhode Island 401.333.2500