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Big Day at the Lake XIV was really BIG

June 27. The community was all in for Year 14 of Big Day at the Lake this past Saturday. More than 150 at-risk children from Big Brothers Big Sisters were treated to a really big day on the lake by 100 Boat Hosts. All told, an estimated 600 people participated. Stormy weather before and after […]


Will a public safety director help Cornelius ‘improve efficiency?’

July 5. By Dave Vieser. Does Cornelius government need an administrative layer between the Town Manager and the chiefs of our fire and police departments? Cornelius commissoners believe they do. The new town budget calls for a Director of Public Safety—full time or consultant TBD. Mayor Woody Washam said there’s not a job description at this point. […]

CPD open house for new jurisdiction

The Cornelius Police Department will hold an open house Thursday, June 28 for residents who live in extra territorial jurisdictions—new developments off Bailey Road. CPD begins policing the areas July 1, when the new fiscal year gets under way. Staff will provide an overview of our agency and services. The even runs from 6:30 pm to […]


New police cruisers on duty

June 7. Start saying goodbye to those big old Crown Victorias, and hello to nine new Dodge Chargers prowling the streets of Cornelius. The Cornelius Police Department has eight new black and whites and one unmarked cruiser—it’s solid black and the officer inside might just sneak up on speeders. The CPD’s Ford Taurus’ are still […]

Police looking for parking lot thieves

Cornelius Police are looking for suspects involved in vehicle breaking and entering cases that occurred May 30 and May 31 in the parking lot of a fitness center and grocery store in Cornelius. Shortly after these crimes occurred the suspects used the credit cards they had stolen at another local grocery store. Anyone with information can […]


19 vehicles in Harborside, Edinburgh broken into

The Cornelius Police Dept. is asking for help in identifying suspects involved in vehicle breaking and entering cases that occurred on Sunday, May 20 in the Harborside and Edinburgh Square communities of Cornelius.  Approximately 19 vehicles were entered.  Anyone with information can call North Meck Crimestoppers at 704-896-7867 or the Cornelius Police Department at 704-892-7773. You can remain anonymous.  

Det. Nichols is Police employee of the quarter

Det. Brad Nichols has won the Cornelius Police Dept. “Employee of the Quarter” award for going above and beyond his duties as an officer and as a detective. Patrol officers routinely seek him out for assistance with cases; he has a vast knowledge of case law; and is always willing to share with others his […]

Police officer will retire service weapon used in officer’s shooting

April 16. Cornelius commissioners are expected to consider a resolution permitting Police Officer Jeffrey Heinz to purchase his service weapon. The unusual request stems from an incident three years ago when Heinz used his Glock Model 22 to protect the life of Lt. James Quattlebaum. “This service weapon has great significance to Officer Heinz,” said […]

Board says aye aye to LKN patrol plan

April 2. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with Mecklenburg County which will have the town continue primary law enforcement coverage of Lake Norman waters and shoreline within Mecklenburg County. In addition, the town police department will now also provide law enforcement coverage for locations within the town’s unincorporated, or […]


Police honor nine officers for heroism, life-saving, vigilance

The Cornelius Police Department has honored nine officers for their accomplishments and dedication to law enforcement. Corporal Collin Rhinehardt and Corporal Robin Watts received their Advanced Law Enforcement Certificates from the N.C. Department of Justice Education and Training Standards Commission. This recognition is the highest award an officer can receive based on law enforcement training […]