The St. Matthews Police Department wants to better serve you by keeping you informed. We have created this section to help you navigate some of the frequently asked questions and details of services we provide. Please select one of the links listed in the left column of this page to locate your subject of interest.
Chat with the Chief
As a business owner, Chat with the Chief is a way for the you to invite the public into your establishment to interact with the Chief of Police.
Citizen’s Police Academy
The St. Matthews Police Department believes education is a highly effective way to inform citizens about law enforcement. The Citizen Police Academy offers community members insights into how police officers perform their duties and how the department serves the community. Through this, we hope to build stronger ties and support from the community.
Coffee with a Cop
Coffee with a Cop allows the business owner of a restaurant to invite the public into their establishment to interact with officers. These same officers may work with your staff to help serve customers. It brings police officers and the community members they serve together–over coffee–to discuss issues and learn more about each other.
Request a Speaker
You may request an officer or a member of the Executive Command Staff to speak at any engagement or event.
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.
House Watch Program
St. Matthews City residents may utilize the Department’s House Watch program by completing the online House 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.).
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.