Cumberland Police Department

  • Agency: Cumberland Police Department
  • Address: 290 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, 4021 ME
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Phone: (207) 829-6391
Fax: (207) 829-4214
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Cumberland Police Department is located at 290 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, 4021 ME. The Cumberland Police Department phone number is (207) 829-6391.

Cumberland Police Department News

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend SRO Dalbec's retirement party today in honor of his nearly 30 years of service to the Town of Cumberland and MSAD 51! Officer Dalbec, thank you for your decades of service to the town, schools, and department. We all wish you the very best as you embark upon your next adventure.

This pup was dropped off at the station after being found wandering along Route 1 in Cumberland. She is wearing an electronic fence collar and a collar with decorative lizards. Her microchip does not seem to be registered. If you are her family, or if you know her family, she will be staying at Charlie's Friends Doggie Day Care after patrolling with Officer Burnes. Maine Lost Dog Recovery

Last night, our officers responded to an address on West Branch Road for a report of a fox that was acting aggressively and had charged at several residents. When the officers arrived, the fox charged at one of them, and the officer was forced to dispatch the animal. Although no testing has been (or will be) done on the deceased animal, it is reasonable to believe that the fox was sick and possibly suffering from rabies or distemper. This is a good time to refresh your knowledge about rabies. If you see an animal behaving strangely and suspect rabies, you should call the Maine Warden Service at 207-287-8000 or a Maine Animal Damage Control Agent (an internet search will provide you with numbers for ADC Agents in your area). If you suspect that a human or domestic animal has been exposed to rabies, call our non-emergency number at 829-6391 and Bobby Silcott, our Animal Control Officer will be dispatched to assist you. Be safe!

Officer Dalbec is retiring after nearly 30 years of service to the Town of Cumberland! Please join us to offer John our thanks for his dedication on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Council Chambers in Town Hall! 11:00AM-1:00PM – Community Members, MSAD 51 Students / Staff: Drop-In to enjoy a snack, thank John and wish him well! 1:00PM-2:00PM – Town Employees, School Officials, Local Law Enforcement: Join us as we honor Officer Dalbec and show our appreciation. We hope to see you there!

Thank you to Officer Burke and his Special Olympics Torch Run partners, Officers Mazuzan and Pynchon, for escorting the torch from Falmouth to Yarmouth last Wednesday. We'd like to give a special shout out to Officer Kirk "Gazelle" Mazuzan for running the entire Falmouth, Cumberland, and Yarmouth section. Portland to Freeport, not too shabby! 🚓 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️ 🚓 This is not the best quality photo, but you get to see Officer Mazuzan approaching Yarmouth PD Sgt. Michael "Running Start" Pierce prior to lift off.

In anticipation of some inevitable comments: - We know that bears call Maine home and that they can be found in and around our community. - We are not planning on tracking, trapping, or arresting them. - These posts are for informational purposes only and are not intended to panic or alarm. - We try to work our favorite movie quotes into daily conversation. This driveway photo, minus ace reporter Brian Fantana, comes to us from a resident of Greely Road Extension. Notice the new pavement. Also notice the muddy paw prints gracing the new pavement. The homeowners placed a quarter on the driveway for scale. ACO Silcott is fairly confident that these belong to a bear. Whether this is our same furry friend from West Cumberland, or one of its brethren, we do not know. To minimize bear-human conflicts, we continue to encourage all residents to take common sense steps to discourage bears from rummaging: secure all trash, bring in pet and bird food and feeders, and safely store grills inside. 60% of the time it works every time*. *Actual results may vary according to the Warden Service. 😉

It's almost here - Election Day, June 12th! All day, you'll see members of the Cumberland Police Department assisting with traffic at Town Hall. A few things to note: 1. This will be Maine's first statewide election utilizing ranked-choice voting! If you're not sure what that is, check out the very informative video below. This will help you be prepared when you arrive. 2. We will be posting the side of the road across from Town Hall for "no parking." This will ensure that while one side of the road is available for on-street parking, traffic and emergency vehicles can get through the area. 3. The Town Hall parking lot will be ONE WAY for the day. As you turn off of Tuttle Road, you'll make a right turn and drive into the lot to find a parking spot. Taking a spot further away from the front of the lot is helpful, because it keeps traffic from backing up onto Tuttle. When you're done voting, drive around the back of the building, and back out to the road. 4. If you see your friendly Cumberland Police officers, please consider exchanging a smile and wave! 😁

After 23+ years in policing, I’m still amazed at not only what we ask of our officers, but of how well they perform their duties. The perspective provided by this speaker is fascinating, and captures the scope and the changing nature of our work. I’m tremendously proud of my association with the brave officers of the Cumberland Police Department! ~ Chief Rumsey

This past Saturday night, SRO Dalbec got together with the class of 2018 to celebrate their time together, recognize all of their hard work, and to provide them with a safe and fun end of the year celebration. This event was appropriately called "Outdoor Recess" and was enjoyed by all who attended. (On duty CPD units included.) The event had burgers and hot dogs grilled by volunteers from the Greely Football boosters and also ice cream from Toots Ice Cream. Thank you all! The rain held off long enough for the students to enjoy a friendly game of kickball Also, a bounce house. Who doesn't love a bounce house? Thank you SRO Dalbec for helping to organize such a successful end of the year event!

A couple of photos for your Tuesday. The first one is our team, preparing to help manage traffic and assist in the Memorial Day parade (left to right: Officer John Dalbec, Chief Charles Rumsey, Officer Ryan Pynchon, Lieutenant David Young, Sergeant Tony Ridge). The second picture is of Officer Pynchon marching with members of the Cumberland Fire Department in Color Guard to honor our nation's fallen soldiers. What a great day it was!

On Sunday, June 3rd after Greely's High School Graduation, the Cumberland Police and Fire Departments will escort several bus loads of our students out of town as they head off to the great adventure that awaits them at Project Graduation. We are tremendously excited to provide this escort, as it is a wonderful tradition which offers parents and other family members the chance to cheer and send their graduates off to a safe night of celebration. Once again, we are asking for your help to ensure this tradition can continue for years to come. Below, please find a list of prohibited behaviors that could endanger the event (and if we're being honest, people's safety). Officers will be traveling the route prior to the escort to make sure no water hoses, water balloons, silly string, confetti cannons, or other inappropriate items are prepared for deployment. Help us, and please remember: 1. Don't throw or spray anything at a moving vehicle. 2. Don't enter the roadway to encroach on traffic or approach a moving vehicle. 3. Graduates, don't hang out the window (heads and arms are okay). 4. Feel free to cheer, holler, clap and make some noise! 😁 Thank you, and please be safe!

"We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. "But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg Address, 1863

Memorial Day Info:

Bear Watch Update Our furry friend(s) seem to be lurking in the Orchard Road area. This beehive fell victim to a craving for honey late last night. While there's only so much apiarists can do to discourage bears, the rest of us can secure our garbage, bring in pet and bird food, and store grills inside. 🐻🐝 Bears. Bees. Battlestar Galactica.

Upcoming road work on Route 100 and Lower Methodist Rd:

A small black bear was observed by Officer Mazuzan on Blanchard Road near Skillin Road just after midnight. According to Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, we share the State of Maine with the largest population of black bears in the lower 48 states. We figured we would post the following reminders from the Warden Service on bear-human encounters and conflicts.

It is with very mixed emotions that we are sharing news with you about a staffing change at CPD. After nearly 30 years of service to the Town of Cumberland, the Police Department and many, many years of service to the schools, Officer Dalbec will be leaving us in mid-June. We are conflicted because when John leaves he will take with him a deep well of knowledge about this community and the people that make it so special. He'll also take with him one of the biggest hearts and most caring souls you could ever hope for in our profession. We are sad for us but very happy for John, who has accepted a job with another Maine police department who will benefit from his skills and abilities in a new position that he's PERFECTLY suited for. More on that later, but for now, please join us in letting Officer Dalbec know that we are sad for us, but happy for him and the folks who will be very lucky to have him. Cheers, JD!

Lights, camera, action! A temporarily empty office at CPD was transformed tonight into a movie set for this talented group of artists who are filming a Cold War thriller for their senior class project at Greely. Pictured with Chief Rumsey (the old guy) are (from left to right): Dale Jansen, Abram Dwyer, Caleb Thurston, and Ashton Weagle. Good luck with your project, gents!

The next two weeks are the Click It Or Ticket National campaign. We kicked things off today with friendly Officer Hendee, who worked a 4-hour Enforcement detail and met a handful of motorists who weren’t properly restrained. Now, Officer Hendee would love to meet you, but he wishes the circumstances could be different - so buckle up! Be safe.

Earlier today, a group of Cumberland officers along with Chief Rumsey traveled north to witness Cadet Pynchon become Officer Ryan M. Pynchon. Officer Pynchon graduated with the 34th Basic Law Enforcement Training Program after eighteen weeks at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro. Please join us in congratulating Officer Pynchon and welcoming him back home!

Officer Mazuzan checked-in at Portland's Ocean Gateway on this chilly Saturday night to report for GHS prom duty. We were not able to convince him to initiate a Facebook Live session, but he did grab a cruiser selfie for us to share. Please have a SAFE prom night. We are supplementing our regular patrol shifts with EUDL grant patrols to increase our underage drinking prevention and detection efforts. This grant is a partnership with Dirigo Safety, LLC and Maine CDC.

Here are some tips for parents on prom safety, from our partners at Casco Bay CAN: 1. Talk to the parents of your teens’ friends to confirm the plans for the evening and to exchange cell phone numbers. 2. Talk to your teen about your expectations for before, during and after the prom. 3. Have your teen check in at different times. 4. Make sure that you know the address where your teen will be going. 5. Remind your teen that cameras are everywhere and they should be cautious posting any disparaging images. 6. Let your teen know that colleges can take away what they have offered. Illegal behavior could lead to a loss in scholarship funds or acceptance to a college. 7. Remind your teen not to drive with anyone impaired by alcohol or marijuana. 8. Consider hosting an after prom party that is substance-free and ask other responsible adults to help host the party. 9. If using a limo driver or car service: a. Review expectations and ask driver to refrain from stops. b. Provide cell phone numbers from each parent to the driver. c. Ask the driver for their cell phone number. d. Stay up and check in with your teen when they get home.

This guy! We love him. Bobby Silcott has been our ACO for one year today. He can frequently be seen in our town public areas, speaking with pet owners to ensure they understand our town's ordinances. He's knowledgeable, responsive, patient and kind. We are super lucky to have him with us! Happy Anniversary, Bobby!

Great work, gentlemen!

Tweet tweet! Someone found me on Range Road today! I’m doing fine and I’m having a great time visiting ACO Bobby Silcott, but I’d like to go home. If you are my people, call ACO Silcott with the number from my ankle band and take me home! Please?