Chief of Police

Chief of Police, Suzanne C. Crooke-Woodland

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Suzanne C. Crooke-Woodland,
Chief of Police


Chief Crooke-Woodland was appointed as the Interim Chief of Police in April of 2019 upon the retirement of former Chief of Police Michael Crooke. Chief Crooke-Woodland was then appointed as Cumberland Chief of Police in November of 2019 by the Cumberland Town Council.

Prior to becoming Chief, Crooke-Woodland served as Commander of Investigations & Administration Divisions and was the top detective for CMPD, being at the center of many major cases. Crooke-Woodland also served as a Field Training Officer, Certified Instructor, CIT Officer, Patrol Supervisor, and several other responsibilities at CMPD. Crooke-Woodland comes from a large police family where her father, brother, uncle, and grandfather have all served either Indianapolis and/or Cumberland. 

Chief Crooke-Woodland is also a graduate of the IMPD Leadership Academy (2016) and of the 283rd Session of the FBI National Academy (2022). 

Chief Crooke-Woodland has maintained the goal of ensuring CMPD is one of the most professional and dedicated law enforcement agencies in Central Indiana to provide the absolute best police services to the Town of Cumberland.