The St. Matthews Police Department Support Bureau is commanded by an Executive Command Staff member who holds the rank of major. It is comprised of several units, each of which are tasked with distinctive roles that are directed toward supporting the police department. These units consist of Criminal Investigations/Narcotics, Communications Center, Evidence and Property, Chaplain Program/Peer Support along with other administrative tasks performed under this bureau.
Criminal Investigations Division (CID)
Communications is an integral and vital unit for officer safety and operations. The Dispatch Center, answers 911 and non-emergency calls twenty-four hours a day. Telecommunicators receive calls for service and dispatch to the police on a priority basis. Dispatch personnel are also responsible for entering records into the national crime data base NCIC (National Crime Information Center). These records include wanted and missing persons, stolen vehicles and property, and domestic violence orders.
Evidence / Property Unit
Chaplain Program / Peer Support Team (PST)
The Peer Support Team is in its infancy but was created to assist in guiding and supporting officers who have been involved in critical incidents, traumatic events or any other incident which causes emotional distress. The Team consists of members who are trained in dealing with officers who may be dealing with both job-related or personal issues.