Sheriff's Office Police Services Begins in Cornelius
June 30, 2014 -- Tomorrow at 12:01 a.m., the police services for the City of Cornelius will be officially provided by the Washington County Sheriff's Office working in partnership with the city council and mayor.
The Sheriff's Office looks forward to the opportunity to serve Cornelius and is honored to be chosen as the law enforcement provider for the city.
Lieutenant (Chief) Gene Moss, Sergeant Al Roque, and Corporal Mark Trost will be the leadership team at the city. They will be joined by 10 additional deputies to provide continuous law enforcement coverage. The previous Cornelius Officers will be Sheriff's Office Deputies beginning July 1, 2014.
The previous Cornelius Officers will receive a two month training and familiarization to the Sheriff's Office which will be completed by September. Preliminary planning is for the return of some previous Cornelius Officers to patrol the city after the Sheriff's Office September shift bid.
For July and August, Cornelius will be serviced by current Sheriff's Office Deputies. During the summer transition, some deputies will be in Sheriff's Office vehicles and uniforms while some will be in Cornelius vehicles and Sheriff's Office or Cornelius uniforms. Beginning September 1, 2014, all deputies serving the city will be in Cornelius vehicles and uniforms.