Town of Matthews
News & Current Events

Below are some of the recent, current & upcoming police department news & events - - -


Cops on Corners for Special Olympics:  * GREAT EVENT! * Saturday, June 18, 2016    Through the support of those who visited our booth at Chic-Fil-A Matthews and those who donated to officers collecting in the intersection of Independence Blvd. & Windsor Square Dr., we were able to raise more than $4,400 for  Special Olympics of North Carolina.  THANK YOU for your kindness!

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Cops & 7-Eleven Operation Chill:  In partnership with 7-Eleven Stores, members of our department will be 'ticketing' chidren & youth within our community - for doing the right thing! Whether that's wearing appropriate safety helmets, demonstrating safe practices when crossing streets, participating in community events, or just when their smiling faces catch the attention of passing officers. They will be presented with a 'ticket' that can be exchanged for a free Slurpee at any local 7-Eleven store. So watch out for those passing officers! 

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Silence the Violence Poster Contest Winners Presented:  Monday, April 25
  At the April 25 Board of Commissioners meeting, we honored the 2015-16 winning representatives of our Silence the Violence poster contest. A 3rd, 4th & 5th grade representative of each our three public elementary schools described their award-winning posters and spoke about the day they spent learning about various town functions.

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Citizens' Police Academy Graduation: March 17, 2016   The 2016 Matthews Police Department Citizens' Police Academy is in the books. The fifteen members of this year's academy 'graduated' on May 17. Mayor Jim Taylor and Police Chief Rob Hunter congratulated the graduates and thanked them for their interest & participation in the program. If you are interested in taking part in our 2017 class, it will be here before you know it. The course 9-week will begin next January and applications will be published in November. To get your name into consideration, just sign up for our News & Alerts Notifications or contact Officer Tim Aycock at (704) 841-6754 or at [email protected].  

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Body Cameras Issued:  February 21, 2016
   The police department today began issuing body-worn cameras to our officers. The cameras will be worn daily by all uniformed officers, including our School Resource & DARE Officers. While there are some restrictions of use, our policy will require that officers activate the camera during all interactions with citizens where the report or investigation of criminal offenses occurs. The videos captured by these and our mobile (in-car) cameras will be managed and retained pursuant to NC state law. In general, any video that contains criminal investigative materials or that which is subject to personnel law will not be released without direction from the courts.  

 
 
 
 
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