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Roque replaces Moss as Cornelius police chief

Lt. Al RoqueWashington County Sheriff’s Lt. Al Roque began service as Cornelius Police Chief Monday, replacing Gene Moss, who was recently promoted to Commander and will return to the Sheriff's Office Enforcement Division.

Beginning in July 2014, working in partnership with the Cornelius City Council, law enforcement services in Cornelius have been provided by the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Moss has served as chief since that time.

Roque is familiar to the Cornelius Police Department as he served as a sergeant at the department when the police services contract between the city and Sheriff's Office began.

Sgt. Michael Alexander and Cpl. Jordan Weston, who currently serve the Cornelius Police Department, will continue as part of the leadership team. They are joined by 10 additional deputies providing continuous law enforcement coverage to the city.

"We are very pleased with the service that Police Chief Gene Moss and the Sheriff's Office have provided,” said Cornelius Mayor Jef Dalin. “Cornelius looks forward to welcoming back Lt. Al Roque and to the position of Cornelius Police Chief."

"I look forward to returning to the city and am anxious to continue the quality service we have been providing,” Roque said.

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