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 communication within our community.

App Screenshot


To download the new 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.

Car Seat Checking Station
**New Schedule**

Due to our new car seat checking station schedule, we will not be having our regular Wednesday checking station tomorrow, November 7, 2018.

We have offered this free service weekly for many years but due to the restructuring of some staffing needs, we will now be offering it every other Wednesday starting on November 14, 2018.

In addition to our every other Wednesday checking station, please see the attached flier for other locations in our area that also provide this free service.

To see when our next checking station is scheduled, you can go to our Facebook page events calendar or any of the links below.

Safekids Calendar

Mobile App Calendar
https://www.apexmobile.net/app/matthews-police-department/ Community Meeting - January 11, 2019 (Elizabeth Lane Elementary School) Please see the attached document in regards to the recent community meeting that was a follow-up meeting where traffic concerns were brought forth by citizens in the Elizabeth Lane Elementary School area. Community Meeting Summary Letter - Chief Pennington

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 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

 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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