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Posted on: September 24, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Major King to retire from CPD after 24 years

Major King

After 24 years of service with the Cornelius Police Department, Major David King will retire on October 1, 2012.

Major King began his law enforcement career in 1981 and was hired with the Cornelius Police Department in June of 1988 when there were only 4 officers. He was then promoted as the department's first Investigator in September of 1989. King's next promotion came in January of 1990 as a Patrol Sergeant. He held that position until May of 1995 when he became a Lieutenant. After 8 years in that role, King was promoted to Captain in September of 2003. Lastly, he was appointed Major in September of 2004.

While serving with the Cornelius Police Department, King received his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate in June of 1998, which is awarded through the North Carolina Department of Justice for attainment of a certain number of hours in educational law enforcement training and years of full-time experience.

In September of 2004, King graduated from the 214th Session of the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

In May of 2011, Major King participated in the Cornelius Police Department Swearing-In Ceremony for his son, who is currently a Patrol Officer with the department.

Major King plans to enjoy his retirement years with his wife and dogs while traveling in his travel trailer.

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