Police Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Cornelius Police Department is to provide a safe environment in which residents and non-residents can live and work. This mission shall be accomplished by the prompt and fair enforcement of local and state laws. It is therefore, the policy of the Cornelius Police Department to provide honest, fair, and efficient law enforcement to all people within its jurisdiction.

Core Values

These core values represent the essence of behavior, thought and action for this agency:

  • Customer Service that is exemplary
  • Unbiased, fair and honest behavior
  • Ethical conduct beyond reproach
  • Quality decisions that improve conditions
  • Present a professional public image
  • Listen
  1. Behind the Scenes

    Cornelius Police Citizen's Academy

    After a year off, we are excited to announce that the Cornelius Police Department will now be accepting applications for the Fall 2021 Citizens Academy! Read on...
  2. 2021 Pack the Patrol Car Flyer

    Pack the Patrol Car

    PACK THE PATROL CAR IS BACK! Read on...
  3. Now Hiring Dispatch

    Now Hiring Telecommunicators

    The Cornelius Police Department is now hiring for full-time telecommunicators. Read on...
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