Chief Jimmy Cornelius is a 28 year veteran of law enforcement who began his career in June of 1989 with the Lubbock, Texas Police Department. Chief Cornelius accepted a position with the Ponderay Police Department in June of 1995 and has been the department's detective since that time. He was appointed as the Chief of Police as of May 28, 2016.
Chief Cornelius holds a POST Intermediate Certificate and has received over 1300 hours of POST Training hours throughout his career. He is a West Texas State University Alumnus in Criminal Justice.