Exciting news for the City of Cornelius! Lieutenant James Coley has been named as the new Chief of Police, and began his role on July 1, 2023. With 32 years of experience in public service, including serving in the Army and Air Force, Lieutenant Coley brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to the position. We thank Cornelius Police Chief Bob Ray for his service and look forward to Chief Coley continuing the strong community leadership established by prior chiefs. Chief Ray has served as Cornelius police chief since January 2021 and will be returning to the Sheriff’s Office Command Team.
Please help us welcome Chief Coley to Cornelius and say hello!