Town of Matthews
Off-Duty Employment Requests
Members of the police department are available for 'secondary' (off-duty) employment to private employers for traffic and/or police safety purposes. While working in this capacity, the police officers possess all statutory authorities and responsibilities as any sworn police officer and, while addressing the needs negotiated between the private employer and the town police department, he/she is still responsible to the authorities and directions of the police department.

Types of Services Provided

 > Traffic Direction - whether for schools, churches, construction companies or private businesses, the officer(s) will provide this safety-sensitive service in compliment to the normal traffic controls in the area

 > Property Safety - whether for a church, private business or shopping center, officers may perform this service in full uniform or in 'plain-clothes.'

 > Sporting Events - whether for traffic direction or property/event safety, officer(s) perform this service under the minimum staffing requirements dictated by the Secondary Employment Contract.

Contracting for Service

To inquire about contracting the assistance of a police officer for your event or business, contact our Secondary Employment Coordinator Sgt. Grant Nelson at: (704) 841-6747 or at

To review and/or complete an on-line Contract & Application, just  click here; when completed & signed, send or deliver to our Secondary Employment Coordinator as described above.

     School Traffic
    Support Services

    Capt. Stason Tyrrell

    (704) 841-6746

    Sgt. Grant Nelson
    Animal Control, Quartermaster, Property Control, & Secondary Employment
    (704) 841-6747

    Sgt. Michelle Archer
    Community Programs, Special Events & School Safety 
    (704) 841-6782

    Officer Tim Aycock
    Community Resource & Public Information Officer
    (704) 841-6754

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