Town of Matthews

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 25 dedicated citizen volunteers. Generally serving in one of four service divisions - Administration, Criminal Investigations, Patrol, and Support Services - 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 New Mobile App!

Our new 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: or search Matthews Police Department.

National Night Out 2018!

On Tuesday August 7, 2018 neighborhoods throughout Matthews are invited to join thousands of communities nationwide for the 35thannual “National Night Out.”  This is an annual event that encourages neighborhoods to gather as a community and get to know one another, along with your local police Officers.  National Night Out is sponsored by Target and the event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships, while also sending a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized in their commitment to keeping their homes and families safe.  The recommended event times are from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. For more information, or to register your Matthews neighborhood for this year’s National Night Out, please contact Officer Tim Aycock at: or 704-841-6754.  The deadline to register your neighborhood is Friday July 27, 2018.

This year, we will also have a National Night Out event on that same night of August 7th at the town green which is located in front of Matthews’s town hall at 232 Matthews Station St. from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  All Matthews’s neighborhoods are invited to this event, where thanks to some of the local restaurants, you and your family will be able to enjoy food specials along with a bounce house for the kids.  Matthews Police and Fire will be there along with representatives from the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office who will be available to answer any of your questions regarding our county’s criminal prosecution process.  There will also be representatives from a variety of home security companies to answer any questions you may have regarding your home security and what may be best for your family’s needs.

It doesn’t matter which Matthews neighborhood you are from, please come out and let’s join together as a community.  When we use times like this to get to know each other, we only continue to strengthen our commitment of keeping our property and families safe.  

National Night Out 2018

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
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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

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Town of Matthews | 232 Matthews Station Street Matthews, NC 28105  |  Phone: 704-847-4411  |  Fax: 704-845-1964
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