Chief Matt Hamby

     Matt Hamby

Matt Hamby
Police Chief
(864) 416-0098

Matt Hamby, who began his law enforcement career as a patrol officer with the City of Greer Police Department in 1993, was selected following a national search to serve as the department’s new Chief of Police. He assumed command of the department on March 31, 2017.

“I’ve seen the City of Greer go through a lot of changes and growth over the years. I feel like I’m a part of the culture of Greer and look forward to many more years here,” he said. “I’m extremely honored and appreciative to have this opportunity. I can’t think of a better place to serve in this capacity.”

Hamby was promoted to captain in 2014, serving as second in command of the department. In that role, he provided supervision of all division commanders, ensured compliance with department general orders, rules, regulations and standards, and represented the department at a variety of community events.

From 2000-2014 he fulfilled lieutenant duties in the Operational Support, Criminal Investigation, and the Uniform Patrol divisions. He previously served as a sergeant with the Uniform Patrol Division and Traffic Unit, and an officer with the Traffic and Patrol units. Hamby has been honored as the Greer Police Department’s Rookie of the Year and Officer of the Year.

His diverse experience within the department includes responsibility for uniform patrol, telecommunications, traffic investigations, the detention facility, criminal investigations, vice and narcotics, crime analysis, crime mapping, community policing, internal affairs, policy development and administration.

Former Chief of Police Dan Reynolds praised the choice of Hamby as his successor.

“Capt. Hamby is unequivocally prepared to lead the City of Greer Police Department,” Reynolds said. “He has displayed professionalism and tremendous ability during each assignment during his career and has earned the respect of our command staff and officers. I’m confident that the department will remain on the cutting edge of law enforcement issues and trends to protect and serve the citizens of Greer.”

A native of Greenville and graduate of Mauldin High School, Hamby holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in criminal justice 2012 Anderson University’s Command College of South Carolina.
He is a 2003 graduate of the FBI National Academy and holds membership in the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the South Carolina Police Chiefs Association and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association. A graduate of Leadership Greer, Hamby is on the Board of Directors for Greer Relief and Resources Agency and a volunteer for multiple youth, church and civic activities.