Support Services is commanded by Captain Thompson, who reports to the Police Major, and is responsible for the overall management and administration of Special Services, Community Services, Animal Control, Criminal Investigations and the Cornelius Communications Center. Captain Thompson exercises direct authority over the Support Services Lieutenant, Criminal Investigations Lieutenant and Cornelius Communications Center Dispatch Supervisor.
Captain Thompson has been with the CPD since 2001 when she began her career as a patrol officer. Before becoming the Support Service Captain, she has held the positions of Investigations Sergeant, Investigations Lieutenant, Patrol Lieutenant and Field Operations Captain.
The Support Services Division is a specialized division that is responsible for a wide variety of police services that compliments work done by the Field Operations Division.
The Support Services Division manages many behind the scenes aspects of the agency. The division is commanded by a Captain and includes a Lieutenant, and three Sergeants overseeing Investigations, VICE and Special Services such as Community Services and Recruiting.