Troutman police chief leaving for new position with N.C. League of Municipalities

Posted at 5:07 PM on Apr 18, 2019

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After 12 years with the Troutman Police Department, Chief Matthew Selves announced Thursday that he is resigning his position, effective May 10.

Selves has been offered a position as the public safety risk management consultant for the N.C. League of Municipalities.

During his tenure with the TPD, Selves has brought in more than $1 million in grant funds, grown the department from eight to 14 full-time officers, and managed the department's resources during a period of exponential growth.

Additionally, Selves has built the SRO program that boasts three full-time School Resource Officers serving South Iredell High School, Troutman Middle School, and CATS. He was also instrumental in implementing a K9 program, bringing K9 officers Lord, Odin, and Jackpot, along with building a strong National Night Out program.

Selves' new position will allow him to stay local as he raises his three children with his wife Leigha.

"We look forward to continuing our relationship with Chief Selves and wish him the best of luck with his new position," town officials said in a news release.

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