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Community Services

The St. Matthews Police Department provides the following community services in an effort to serve you better and keep you safer. You can request officers to watch your house while on vacation, to perform extra patrols, to work traffic/speeding enforcement, to report valuable information through the Reach Alert, and to follow-up on crime tips.

If you are reporting an emergency situation, call 9-1-1. If you are reporting an active crime or issue, please call  SMPD dispatch 502-893-9000. This form is used to inform police of a crime which reoccurs, or you have information regarding a crime.

Report a Crime/Crime Tip

If you are reporting an emergency situation, call 9-1-1. If you are reporting an active crime or issue, please call, 502-893-9000. This form is used to inform police of a crime which reoccurs, or you have information regarding a crime.

Vacation Watch Program

St. Matthews City residents may utilize the Department’s Vacation Watch program by completing the online Vacation Watch Request form or by contacting the Department at 502-893-9000 prior to your departure. Officers will attempt to check the property each shift unless there are unforeseen circumstances. We are unable to provide this service for the following circumstances or properties:

  • If the residential property is unoccupied or vacant (i.e., abandoned, for sale, etc.)
  • An apartment or business
  • If anyone is staying at the property during the house watch (i.e., relative, family friend, etc.).

Extra Patrol Request

The St Matthews Police Department makes available to all residents and businesses of St Matthews extra patrols. Extra patrols are specific in duration but usually less than a month. Requests for extra patrol include, but are not limited to, extra patrol for a family funeral, safety issues due to domestic violence, ongoing criminal activity, or other criminal matters. There is no charge for this service. You may request an extra patrol by completing the online Extra Patrol Request form or by calling the St Matthews Police Department at 893-9000. An officer will be dispatched to your home to speak with you and obtain any pertinent information necessary.

Speeding Patrol Request

We take speeding seriously in our city. You may request officers to enforce traffic laws in your neighborhood or at specific street locations within St. Matthews. Complete the form below or call 502-893-9000 to request an officer to request this service.

Fingerprint Program

Fingerprinting Services are available at the St Matthews Police station, located in the St Matthews City Hall, 3940 Grandview Avenue, Louisville, Ky 40207.

This service is available on Monday through Thursday from the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Appointments must be made in advance by calling (502) 899-2537.
  • The cost per card is $10.00.
  • Payment must be made by check, money order or exact change. Credit cards and debit cards are not accepted.

For any agency, business or facility that has a statutory requirement to conduct fingerprint-based state and FBI background checks for employment purposes, which includes law enforcement/criminal justice, noncriminal justice such as: nursing, medical licensure, teachers/education, CHFS, and others must have their print taken at the agency below.

IdentoGO Kentucky

Prescription Drug Program

A drop-off box is located just inside the St. Matthews Police Department in the City Hall building and prevents unused prescription drugs from being used by the wrong persons and from polluting the environment. Improper disposal of drugs can accidentally poison children or pets who find them in the trash can. They can be scavenged from trash receptacles to be illegally used or sold.

Residents wishing to make a deposit in the Drug Disposal Box must follow some simple steps;

  • When arriving at the police station, empty all drugs from their containers and place them loosely in a sealed plastic bag; All pills can be placed in the same plastic bag. Recycle the empty drug containers in your weekly recycling service or at a recycling center.
  • Do Not include over the counter medications.
  • Do Not include liquid medicines, inhalers, creams, lotions, patches, or needles. Please contact your physician’s or local pharmacy for the proper disposal of these items.

Due to the overwhelming success of this service, we find it necessary to only allow disposal Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Block Watch

A Block Watch is an organized group of neighborhood residents who watch out for criminal and suspicious behavior and report it to local law enforcement and additionally share the information with neighbors.

This strategy attempts to provide local law enforcement with additional eyes and ears to watch out for all types of criminal activity and promote neighborhood security. Community crime watches can address all types of crime, but their primary focus is typically residential burglary and other crimes around the home, such as larceny and vandalism. Their presence can also help deter criminals who would attempt to conduct drug – or gang – related activities in the neighborhood.

This program can help prevent crime and promote cooperation among residents and police.

If you are interested in forming a neighborhood watch, please contact our Department Resource Officer, Officer Troy Armstrong at

Condition Reports

Occasionally, there are issues in our community that may need to be brought to the attention of other departments within St. Matthews. Residents can complete a form on the conditions in our city such as potholes in the road, streetlights which are out, or any other potential safety issues. This information will be directed to the proper City of St. Matthews department or outside agency.

Bike Management

The City of St. Matthews’ “Bike Management” program is designed to aid in the recovery of lost or stolen bicycles. Residents can provide details about their bicycles, which will be available to the police department for easy identification and return to its rightful owner.


The St. Matthews Police Department may need to contact a home or business owner for a variety of reasons. It could be an alarm or an unlocked door that should be locked. A resident or business can enter their contact information here for our records. In case of an emergency, we will have quick access to your key holders. This contact may assist officers with timely, valuable information about your home or business.

At Risk Residents

The St. Matthews Police Department’s first objective is the safety and security of all its residents, especially the most vulnerable individuals that may need special assistance. Residents or caregivers can enter information on those at risk. This will provide the police with quick access to needed information in the event of an emergency.

Register for the City of St. Matthews free Reach Alert Notification System! If you wish to receive valuable alerts and reminders from the City, simply click THIS LINK.