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.

Community Meeting - October 24, 2018 (Elizabeth Lane Elementary School)

Please see the attached documents in regards to the recent community meeting regarding traffic concerns in the Elizabeth Lane Elementary School area.

Community Meeting Notes

Community Meeting Summary Letter - Chief Pennington

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

Citizen Police Academy 
The Matthews Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2019 Citizen Academy Class.  This nine-week program will provide citizens with an insider’s look of over twenty different law enforcement related topics.  Citizens will have the opportunity to ask questions of the instructors, and guest speakers, as well as participate hands-on in certain topics.  All classes will be held at the Matthews Police Department every Thursday night from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm starting on January 10, 2019.  The only requirements are that you are 18 or older, live, work or attend school in the Matthews area, and pass a background check.

To print an application CLICK HERE. Once completed, these applications must be turned in to the Matthews Police Department by Friday, December 14, 2018.  The first 20 qualified applicants will be selected to participate. 

Ways to return your completed and signed application:

  • Mail to: Matthews Police Department / Officer Tim Aycock

    1201 Crews Rd.

    Matthews, NC 28105

  • Email it to Officer Tim Aycock at:
  • Fax it to: 704.845.5824

If you have any questions please contact Officer Tim Aycock at: or 704.841.6754.

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