Chief's Welcome

Welcome to Cornelius!

On behalf of all the men and women serving with the Cornelius Police Department (CPD), welcome to our website. Our website is a crucial part of the services we provide our community, and it is one of several important avenues we have to stay in touch with those that we serve. CPD has a strong community-service philosophy and a problem-solving focus that we hope translates well to our presence on the internet. I hope you find the information provided to be very informative, but we also intend for it to provide a direct-access portal for interaction with the Police Department.

For current residents, it is here you will find information about what is going on in town, what services we provide, and in many cases you will be able to access these services directly from here. We currently provide access to incident and accident reports, and provide form-based access to many of the services we provide, including vacation checks, application processes, and complaints related to both situations in the community and complaints about how we respond to you. Our website also provides a means for citizens to compliment one of our employees when service is exceptional.

For our business community, we provide information on current issues related to your business such has crime prevention programs, white-collar crime trends and general target hardening for your place of business. As with residents, we provide a means to communicate with us to help us help you. We also frequently partner with businesses to address needs in our community and value those relationships as a critical part of our overall service delivery.

For our visitors, we provide you with information that may be useful during your stay, such as links to North Carolina General Statutes, local regulations, as well as State, County and local resources. We think you will find Cornelius to be a wonderful place to be, whether it is for a week, a month or as a permanent residence. Do not hesitate to stop an officer and ask for any assistance you may need. We pride ourselves on making our visitors feel welcome.

The Cornelius Police Department is an internationally accredited law enforcement agency, but more importantly we take a lot of pride in our community and in the services we provide. We will continue to utilize this website to maximize the impact of our service levels, and will constantly review and revise our offering with feedback from users.

Again, thank you for visiting our website, and welcome!

  Chief David Baucom