The Administrative Division provides leadership and management to the Cornelius Police Department, and is responsible for the overall operation of the department. This division is under the direct supervision of the Chief of Police, and is organized as follows:

Chief David Baucom is responsible for setting the direction and expectation of the Department. In addition, Chief Baucom establishes effective measures to address crime and disorder throughout the community, while working very closely with the public, elected officials, and town management. The Chief also stays current on local, state, and federal issues related to law enforcement and maintains relationships with outside law enforcement agencies.
 The Chief exercises oversight over the Cornelius Communications Center, which provides dispatch services to the Town of Cornelius and Davidson College. Chief Baucom has been with the Department in various leadership roles since 1999. He is a graduate of the North Carolina Justice Academy’s Management Development Program. He also holds an Associate Degree from Central Piedmont Community College and a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  

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David Baucom
Chief of Police

Major Jennifer Thompson acts in the absence of the Police Chief, supervises all Departmental operations and is responsible for many of the Department’s activities. Each fiscal year, the Police Chief, Major, Captains, Lieutenants, Sergeants, and staff participate in the preparation of the Department’s annual budget through the submission of program budgets and providing justifications for line item expenditures. In addition to fiscal responsibilities, the Major handles personnel matters, conducts inspections, and performs special studies.  Major Thompson has been with the Department since 2001. She is a graduate of the North Carolina Justice Academy’s Management Development Program. She also holds an Associate's Degree from Stanly Community College and has obtained her Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate.

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Jennifer Thompson
Police Major

Amy Quinn serves as administrative support to the Police Chief and Police Major. She has worked for the department since 2010.  Amy is responsible for department invoicing and budget reporting, personnel file management, preparation of department purchasing requisitions and other various responsibilities. Amy holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Pfeiffer University.

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Amy Quinn
Assistant to Chief of Police