Hays County


Mark Cumberland - Captain, Support Services Bureau



Captain Mark Cumberland became  the Captain of the Support Services Bureau in February 2018.  He began his career in law enforcement with Hays County as a corrections officer at The Hays County Sheriff’s Office in 1996.  Prior to joining the sheriff’s office he served in the United States Marine Corp from 1988 until 1992.  During his career with the sheriff’s office he has held the positions of corrections officer, patrol deputy, narcotics detective, patrol sergeant, patrol lieutenant and Captain of both the Support Services and Corrections Bureaus.  He also served on the Hays County Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team as an operator and Commander.  Captain Cumberland received an Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Blinn College in 1994 then graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.

As Captain of the Law Enforcement Bureau he oversees not only patrol but also the criminal investigations division, narcotics, evidence, crime scene investigations, SWAT, field training program, victim assistance, warrants, mental health, sex offender, fleet, inventory and K9. The Law Enforcement Bureau has over 110 employees assigned to these public safety areas.


Additional Training, Awards and Honors Include:


Job Training:                   

                          F.B.I. National Academy Class #264 – June 2016

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Continuing Education (Over 5,700 hours)


Military Service:              

                          United States Marine Corps 1988 - 1992



Advance Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Master Instructor

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Master Peace Officer – 2006

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor – 2001

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Instructor Certificate – 2000

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Jailer License – 1996

                          Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Peace Officer – 1996



                          Hays County Sheriff’s Unit Citation Award – 2015

Hays County Medal of Valor - 2010

Hays County Supervisor of the Year – 2004

100 Club Circle of Excellence Award - 2003

Hays County Supervisor of the Year - 2003

Hays County Detective of the Year - 2001