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

Please take a moment to view our recruiting video highlighting what our community means to us!


    Operation Medicine Drop

    On Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Cornelius Police Department will host Operation Medicine Drop. Read on...
  2. Cojocari 1-27-2023

    Cornelius Police Seek Assistance Locating Missing Juvenile

    On December 15, 2022, the Cornelius Police Department received a report of a missing juvenile, Madalina Cojocari. Read on...
  3. Now Hiring

    Now Hiring

    The Cornelius Police Department is now hiring for Telecommunicators and part-time Animal Control Officers. Read on...
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