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State Police re-locating while new headquarters is constructed

October 3rd, 2018 by WCBC Radio

As preparations to replace the oldest Maryland State Police barrack in the state continue, the troopers and civilian staff at the Cumberland Barrack will be relocating temporarily and want to be certain Allegany County citizens are aware of their new location.

The personnel assigned to the Cumberland Barrack will be temporarily relocating to the Allegany County Emergency Operations Center, located at 11400 Pittsburgh Plate Glass Road SE, Cumberland, Md., about 11 miles southeast of the current barrack.  The barrack phone number will remain the same and is 301-729-2101.  As always, persons needing police for an emergency should call 911.

The barrack move is expected to occur in mid-November.  The temporary relocation is projected to last about two years.  Additional messaging will occur to remind the public of the relocation.

The current Cumberland Barrack, located at 1125 National Highway, has been in continual operation for 62 years.  Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland General Assembly approved plans for a new state-of-the-art facility to replace the aging and outdated barrack.  The new barrack will be built on the site of the current barrack, requiring the temporary relocation of personnel, so the old barrack can be demolished.

Lt. H.B. Martz and the other employees at the Cumberland Barrack appreciate the cooperation and hospitality of Allegany County officials and personnel who have graciously agreed to share their office space temporarily.  Lt. Martz often speaks about the great working relationship among public safety agencies in the county and points to the temporary housing accommodations as another example of that partnership.  Maryland State Police service to the people of Allegany County will not be affected.

The construction bid process is still underway.  Specific information regarding the demolition of the current barrack and the completion of construction for the new facility is not known at this time.

One Response to “State Police re-locating while new headquarters is constructed”

  1. October 03, 2018 at 4:14 pm, Joe White said:

    Wow, this makes me feel old. I played in the Allegany band for the dedication of the present State Police barrack in 1957. Gov. McKeldin was there, and it was a hot day. I think it was in late May.


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