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.

Matthews Alive Road Closure

On Friday, August 30, 2019, at 9:00 a.m., South Trade St. will be closed from the intersection of East John St. to McDowell St.  Starting at 5:00 p.m. on this same day, this closure will be extended to Main St.  This entire closure will reopen by 11:30 p.m. on Monday, September 2, 2019.  Please plan on delays ahead of time if you will be traveling in this area over the four scheduled days of the festival.  We ask that you please drive extra cautious as there will be thousands of additional pedestrians in the downtown area walking to and from the festival.

Map link of road closure - https://bit.ly/2ZqvHW5

For more information on Matthews Alive, as well as ways to monitor the festival for important updates or announcements, please see the links below.

Website - https://matthewsalive.org/

Facebook - @MatthewsAlive

Twitter - @MatthewsAliveNC


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

Information / Records Office:
Fax: 704-845-5824

 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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