Contact: Officer Tim Aycock
Public Information Officer
September 12, 2018
Weather forecasts are predicting a significant amount of rain and high winds from hurricane Florence in our area sometime on Friday and / or Saturday. We are currently implementing our emergency plan to ensure that we are operating as efficiently as possible to maintain our high standard of service.
If you are in need of police services, please call us directly at: 704.847.5555. If this number is busy or fails for some reason during the storm, please dial “911”. By dialing 911, it will automatically send your call to the Charlotte dispatch center where they will get your information and relay it to us. Even if you have to make an emergency call this way, it should not have any impact on our response to your emergency needs.
Please monitor our Facebook and Twitter pages for any road closure information along with safety tips. You can also download our mobile app to monitor these sites as well. CLICK on the links below to view these pages, download our mobile app, sign up for Charmeck Alerts, monitor weather reports as well as plan your preparedness:
Mobile App: https://www.apexmobile.net/app/matthews-police-department/
Charmeck Alerts: http://charmeckalerts.org/
Weather Channel: https://weather.com/
Severe Weather Preparedness: https://www.ready.gov/severe-weather
Planning ahead for all possibilities is essential for your family’s continued well-being and safety. It’s always better to plan ahead and hopefully not need it.