Police Department

The Euharlee Police Department’s focus is:

  • To protect and serve our citizens with a high level of integrity
  • To utilize a community policing philosophy
  • To strive for excellence in all that we do
  • To become less incident driven and more proactive in preventing crime

Chief Jody Matthews



Chief Jody Matthews started his position with the City of Euharlee in June 2019. Chief Matthews was raised in Polk County and graduated from Rockmart High School. Jody joined the United States Army straight out of high school, where he served for six years as a Cavalry Scout and Paratrooper. Jody has been married for 23 years to his high school sweetheart Jamie. They have three children; daughter Morgan, son Connor, and son Carson. They are active with Boy Scouts, where Jody serves as an Assistant Scout Master with Troop 17 in Aragon, GA.  Jody spent the last 17 years with the Powder Springs Police Department, where he served in multiple capacities, to include; Patrol Officer, Motor Unit, SWAT, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, and Division Commander. Jody is a POST Senior Instructor, and holds Specialized Certifications in Speed Detection, Firearms, Taser, and Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor.

Message from Chief Matthews: “I am excited and proud to serve as your Chief of Police in the City of Euharlee. The things that motivate me to serve in Law Enforcement are Community and Service. I believe, with my whole heart, in the motto “Protect and Serve”. We will be involved with the community. We will be involved in the schools. We will serve our community with respect and professionalism. We will make mistakes, and we will be held accountable for those mistakes, but we will overcome them and learn from them together, as long as we have honesty and integrity. I am here to be a part of a team of great police officers that serve YOU and protect YOU, day and night. All of this is reflected in our Mission Statement, which states:  

The Euharlee Police Department will Serve and Protect through dedication, professionalism, active cooperation with the community and respect for human rights and dignity.”

City of Euharlee  |  30 Burge's Mill Road, Euharlee GA 30145  |  770-386-1542

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