What We Do: The Administrative Division is responsible for managing the areas of: recruitment, background investigations, field training, staff development, and internal affairs. Our goal as an agency is to not only hire the best candidates possible, but to give them every opportunity and tools possible to ensure that they succeed in this chosen career with proper training, education and support. This Division also supports the mission of the Police Department through many other areas of responsibility which include such services as School Resource and DARE programs, Community Safety Programs, the Reserve Officer Program and Off-Duty Employment coordination.
Staff Development: We provide a full-time police officer who serves as the department's Training Officer. He and his sergeant coordinate all employee training & education programs, manage all of the department's training records, and serve as a liaison with our department's state-certified instructors, all of whom serve in various areas of the department. In addition to the eighteen-week Basic Law Enforcement Program, all officers must complete, each officer must successfully complete the more than 50 annual training hours, though many far exceed that number of hours each year.
Captain David McGuirt - David started his law enforcement career with the Lumberton Police Department in 2000 as a Reserve Officer while on Active Duty with the Army. He transitioned to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office in early 2001 before landing back home in Matthews in October of 2001. Since joining the Matthews Police Department, he has served as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force Officer, and as a Sergeant in the Patrol Division. He is a U.S. Army veteran and a retired Senior Non-Commissioned Officer from the North Carolina Army National Guard. During his twenty-plus years of military service, he conducted multiple overseas assignments and deployments in support of the Global War on Terror.
"I am fortunate to work for such a professional agency in my home town and am excited to be a part of its continued development." - Captain David McGuirt