Our Community Policing Unit encompasses many different programs that Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is very proud of. Some of these programs are TRIAD, Code Blue, Eddie Eagle, and Pennies for Boomer, Warming Hearts, Fishing Derby, and Police Youth Week. It is always our goal to meet the needs of the residents of Cumberland County.
We take care of our community from the youth to its senior citizens. Alongside our K-9 unit, we visit many schools and senior centers. We host TRIAD every quarter, which feeds and provides education on many different topics for the senior citizens. We help the homeless population with code blue. Code Blue provides transportation to and from shelters in the freezing temperatures, they also provide clothing donations to the community.
Eddie Eagle program teaches and promotes gun safety. Eddie Eagle makes special appearances at schools and community events. He provides gun locks, activity books and gun safety pamphlets.
Pennies for Boomer fund is a friendly competition among Elementary schools. The school that collects the most pennies for the K-9 Boomer Trust Fund gets a pizza party hosted by the Cumberland County Sheriff Office. Warming Hearts is a can food drive hosted by the Sheriff's Office, in which local schools participate in collecting non-perishable foods for us to donate to approximately 200 senior citizens, as well as some local shelters.
Hooked on Fishing Derby is hosted once a year. It helps us educate our youth that importance of not using drugs. Having fun with the youth fishing while teaching and educating them on a very important topic.
Police Youth Week is hosted in August once a year. It is a week stay over camp that encompasses all the municipalities, Prosecutors Office and the Sheriff’s Office. It includes physical fitness, drill ceremonies and education on the many different aspects of law enforcement.
Our Community Policing Unit is also responsible for maintaining all vehicles in the Sheriff’s Office fleet. As well as Emergency Management and Military Surplus vehicles to help cover linear coastal miles in the townships during inclement weather.
All the above named programs are all FREE! They are run successfully through donations made by the businesses and the citizens of Cumberland County.