Matthews police chief announces resignation, officials confirm

Chief Clark Pennington has resigned from the Matthews Police Department.
Matthews Police Chief Clark Pennington has resigned, officials confirmed.
Published: Aug. 26, 2022 at 4:09 PM EDT
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MATTHEWS, N.C. (WBTV) - The chief of the Matthews Police Department, Chief Clark Pennington, has resigned from the department, officials said on Friday.

Matthews Mayor John Higdon confirmed that Pennington handed in his resignation letter, and that it takes effect immediately.

Higdon said Pennington is pursing a job outside of law enforcement, but did not have any further details.

“One of the highlights of my career was serving the great Town of Matthews alongside some of the most impressive, caring and compassionate police officers I have had the pleasure of meeting in nearly 30 years of service,” Pennington said.

Pennington served as the chief in Matthews for the past four years, dating back to January 2018.

Major Roy Sisk will take command of the police department until an interim chief is named.

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