Cumberland Welcomes New Police Chief

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New Cumberland Police Chief Heather M. Wolfe

The Cumberland City Council is please to announce that Heather M. Wolfe has accepted the position of Chief of Police.
The decision to hire Wolfe was made at the June 7th special council meeting, but the announcement was withheld until Wolfe had officially accepted the position. Her  tentative start date is July 5th.
With her appointment, Heather becomes the first female police chief in  Cumberland and Barron County history. Wolfe, currently an investigator for the Rice Lake Police Department, hails from Cameron.
In 2018, Heather M. Wolfe was named Wisconsin Policewoman of the Year by the Wisconsin Association of Women Police. The award recognizes Wolfe for her work in a series of more than a dozen felony cases during 2018, which involved adult suspects who allegedly came to Barron County to meet and have sex with underage children. Her investigations led to convictions, and an 11-year prison sentence for one perpetrator.
Heather will replace current Chief Rick Rieper, whose last official day is June 30th.  However, Rick has agreed to hang around to show Heather the “ropes” and help her get settled in her new position. Welcome to Cumberland, Heather.  Hail to the new Chief!



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