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
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
Speeding Patrol Request
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.
Prescription Drug Program
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.
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 Troy.firstname.lastname@example.org