Breaking News
More () »

Interim police chief named for Matthews, town government announces

Kenneth "KD" Williams starts September 12 and is expected to serve until a permanent chief is named.

MATTHEWS, N.C. — As the town of Matthews looks to start searching for a permanent police chief, an interim leader for the Matthews Police Department has been named.

On Friday, the town government shared that Kenneth "KD" Williams would take the helm as interim chief for the department. He is set to officially begin on Monday, Sept. 12.

For the latest breaking news, weather and traffic alerts, download the WCNC Charlotte mobile app.

In a news release, the town noted Williams has 28 years of experience in law enforcement with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, during which he held leadership roles as commander of internal affairs and as commander of the Special Investigations Bureau. When he retired from CMPD, he was the deputy chief of the administrative services group at the time. More recently, Williams was the vice president of enterprise accounts for security company G4S Secure Solutions.

Credit: Town of Matthews
Kenneth "KD" Williams

The previous chief of police for Matthews, Clark Pennington, resigned from his role on Aug. 26. He left the department to seek another opportunity outside of the field after serving as chief for about four years. 

You can stream WCNC Charlotte on Roku and Amazon Fire TV, just download the free app.

Maj. Roy Sisk was in command of the department until Williams was named interim chief.

Wake Up Charlotte To Go is a daily news and weather podcast you can listen to so you can start your day with the team at Wake Up Charlotte.   
SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts || Spotify || Stitcher || TuneIn || Google Podcasts   

All of WCNC Charlotte's podcasts are free and available for both streaming and download. You can listen now on Android, iPhone, Amazon, and other internet-connected devices. Join us from North Carolina, South Carolina, or on the go anywhere. 

Before You Leave, Check This Out