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The St. Matthews Police Dept. is comprised of 40 men and women who are dedicated to providing quality services to the residents and business in the City of St. Matthews. The majority of those who ‘protect and serve’ are assigned to the patrol division. These officers answer calls and carry out traffic enforcement. Additionally, officers conduct daily house checks for residents who are away from home, serve as bank escorts for businesses and patrol neighborhoods as well as the businesses within our city.
If you would like to speak with an officer of the St. Matthews Police Department call 502-893-9000 to be connected to the police department dispatcher.
4-year-old pulled over by St. Matthews Police in new Helmet Smart program
Click on the link below for the full story by local station Fox41 – June 19, 2017
Accident Investigation Team
K-9 – Drug Dog Unit
In November 2010, the St. Matthews Police Department hired Officer John Norton and his “partner” Jake, a German shepherd trained in narcotics and evidence detection. Officer Norton has 18 years experience as a K-9 dog handler and is certified through the German Police Dog Training Academy in Stuttgart, Germany. Jake does not always accompany Officer Norton on patrol, but he is available for service 24 hours a day. Officer Norton and Jake train together at least 4 hours each week. They have assisted detectives on numerous occasions with the detection and seizures of large amounts of drugs and cash.
School Resource Office – SRO
The SRO has three main functions: law enforcement, guest speaking, and advisement. First and foremost, the SRO is a police officer, and the school campus is his or her beat. The SRO answers calls for service, takes offense and accident reports, conducts investigations, makes arrests or issues citation when necessary. In their secondary roles, the SRO conducts classroom presentations on law enforcement topics and offers law-related advice to students and staff, as well as acts as a mentor and roll model for adolescents. The officer works on building relations with students and facility, observing actions on school property and responding quickly at abate situations that may occur on, or regarding, the school campus.
As a result of this program students feel confident in reporting criminal activity to police or adults in the school. Over the years, police have received information that has led to the prevention of crime in the school, as well as helping solve crimes in St. Matthews and the Louisville Metro area.
The SRO program became a national model for law enforcement agencies and schools throughout the United States. The St. Matthews School Resource Officer became a training instructor for the program and has trained over 400 police officers nationwide, with approximately 200 School Resource Officers in Kentucky who fill this important roll.