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.

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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.

Please Come Out and Join Us for the Gobble Wobble 5K Race to Benefit Special Olympics

Pre-Register at: https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Matthews/SpecialOlympicsGobbleWobble5K

Gobble Wobble 5K Flyer - 11/09/2019

The Matthews Police Department and Matthews Fire Department are excited to announce the 2019 Battle of the Badges Blood Drive in partnership with Oneblood.  This will give the department that receives the most blood donations in their name bragging rights, while bringing the community together to help save lives in this very important effort.  Please plan on coming out to donate and help us make a difference as each blood donation could save up to three lives.

Please see the flyer below for more details which includes how to sign up in advance to donate.

Date: Monday, October 21, 2019

Times: 2:pm to 7:pm

Location: Stumptown Park – 120 S. Trade St. (MAP LINK - CLICK HERE)


Oneblood - https://www.oneblood.org/

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive - 2019


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.
Police Department

Chief of Police
Clark A. Pennington 

Matthews Police Department

1201 Crews Road
Matthews, NC 28105
(Find Us on Google Maps)

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Information / Records Office:
Fax: 704-845-5824
[email protected]

 Police / Animal Control
 Fire/Medic:  911 

Tip Line: 704-841-6787

To Submit Tips Online Click Here

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Town of Matthews, North Carolina


Town of Matthews
232 Matthews Station St.
Matthews, NC 28105

Phone (704) 847-4411
Fax (704) 845-1964


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