Cumberland County, PA

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Cumberland County is located near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and contains a population of about 235,000. The county is known to have been on regional sex trafficking circuits since the 1980s, if not before, and local prostitution has been a persistent problem.  The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office has combated prostitution with reverse stings, shaming, and arresting suspects of prostitution rings. Many arrests are made at places known for prostitution.

Key Partners

  • Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office
  • Lower Allen Police Department


State Pennsylvania
Type County
Population 232483
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