Sheriff's Services - Cornelius, Oregon
From the Chief's Desk
A Message from Sheriff's Lieutenant Gene Moss
As of July 2014, the Sheriff's Office is proud to be serving the City of Cornelius. I am Lieutenant Gene Moss, the assigned Chief of Police, and I report to the City Manager. Sergeant Al Roque supervises the deputies on patrol, with the assistance of Corporal Mark Trost.
You may wonder where the former city police officers are. Under the city's contract with Washington County and Oregon law, they have all transitioned to Sheriff's Deputies. The plan is for about half of the former officers to continue to patrol and work in Cornelius, and for others to serve other parts of the county. This means that many familiar faces will continue to serve you, along with some new people.
From July until September, the city will be patrolled by current deputies in the customary black and tan uniforms. This will allow time for former city officers to train and become acclimated to the Sheriff's Office. Around September 1, the former and existing deputies assigned to the city will begin work and wear the black city uniforms you are used to seeing.
Throughout negotiations, the City has expressed its desire to maintain a "small town connection" to law enforcement. As your chief, I hope to ensure that is exactly the type of service you receive. You can expect professional full service policing, plus a few extra perks that a larger agency can easily provide. For your convenience, many of those services are available online, using the links to the right of this page. However, phones and in-person communication is always an option.
We will be working hard to keep the community informed through this website, the WC Sheriff at Cornelius Facebook, Twitter, and our monthly free e-mail newsletter called Sheriff's Office News. We invite you to join the conversations and let us know how we are doing.
I look forward to seeing you around town and at the many community events that makes Cornelius "Oregon's family town."
~ Sincerely, Police Chief and Lieutenant Gene Moss