Welcome:  The members of the Matthews Police Department welcome the opportunity to hear from you - what's going on in your neighborhood or business, and what we can do to make our community safer. Please let us know if you cannot find the information you're looking for or to provide feedback about this site or about members of our department.

About Us:  The Matthews Police Department is staffed by approximately 85 full and part-time employees. We are aided in our mission by more than 20 dedicated citizen volunteers. Generally serving in one of four service divisions - Administration, Criminal Investigations, and Patrol - our staff is committed to providing the highest level of service possible to our citizens. While our employees' work shifts vary from 8 to 12 hours, many still volunteer to assist organizations like Safe Kids, our Police Explorer' Post and the Lunch Buddies Program at our local elementary schools. 

Our Commitment:  The shared Mission of our staff is simple, but focused - "The members of the Matthews Police Department strive to promote a safe community by preventing crimes and reducing the fear of crime by our citizens while treating all individuals fairly and with respect. Our members will demonstrate knowledge, courage, and integrity while building partnerships necessary to enhance the safety of our community."  We recognize, however, that our members alone cannot keep our community safe - this requires the support and assistance of all members of our community. Through our Neighborhood Watch and Business Safety programs, our Child Safety partners, and especially the dedicated members of our Citizens Volunteer Corp, our goal is to establish partnerships throughout our community. We challenge you to get involved!

Check Out Our Mobile App!

Our mobile app will enable you to notify us of things that are important to you and allows you to submit crime and/or traffic tips, either anonymously or by providing your contact information for a follow-up.  From the app, you are afforded the opportunity to check our crime maps, see if you recognize suspects from some of our open cases, send us your location if you are lost and need police assistance and much, much more. This is a great tool for two way communication within our community.

App Screenshot



To download the mobile app through the Apple or Google Play stores follow this link:
https://www.apexmobile.net/app/matthews-police-department/ or search Matthews Police Department.

Operation Medicine Drop Program

Due to ongoing lobby renovations at our police department headquarters, our medicine drop program has been suspended until its completion.  Please refer to the link below for additional locations that can accept your expired or unused medications (NO SYRINGES). 




As a precautionary measure regarding the concern of COVID-19, the following police department programs have been suspended until further notice:

Car Seat Clinics
Drop-In Car Seat Checks
Department Tours
Community Meetings
Bike Safe Classes



Pictured from left to right is: Tracey Combel, Mike Pfeilschifter, Cpl. Lance Paugh and Chief Clark Pennington.

Pictured from left to right is: Tracey Combel, Mike Pfeilschifter, Cpl. Lance Paugh and Chief Clark Pennington.

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