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Meet Betsy Shores, voice of Cornelius Police

By Dave Vieser. When a potential bomb threat near Town Hall brought over a dozen media outlets to Cornelius, Police Communications Specialist Betsy Shores broke away from her vacation to help the department handle media relations, allowing officers to focus on an hours-long​ incident​ that shut down downtown​. This type of dedication has led the department to name her Employee of the Quarter.

The 37-year-old Buffalo native, who joined the department in 2010, really enjoys her job. “Every day is different when you work in law enforcement; it’s not a typical 8-5 desk job. I enjoy working with the best officers in the area and sharing information with the community.” Another example of her dedication during the third quarter, which runs from July to September, was the development in July of a brand-new event in town called “Cool Off with a Cop.” It brought kids and officers together at Splashville Park.​

Prior to working with the Cornelius Police, Shores, a 2002 Graduate ​of Belmont Abbey College, worked as an event planner for restaurants in Charlotte, for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and also as an Executive Assistant at Charlotte Center City Partners.

She and her husband Tommy have one daughter, Alexa, a seventh grader at Bailey Middle School. The Blue Stone Harbor resident enjoys the role she plays with the Cornelius Police.

“Information sharing with our residents is key for our department and I am happy to help with that role whether it’s a crisis situation or community engagement.”