Chief Matt Hamby

Chief Matt Hamby
Chief of Police
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Phone: 864-416-0098

Police Department

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102 S Main Street
Greer, SC 29651

Phone: 864-848-2151
Fax: 864-416-0112

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Chief of Police

Matt Hamby have served the City of Greer as Chief of Police since 2017. Chief Hamby began his law enforcement career as a patrol officer with the City of Greer Police Department in 1993.

“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.”


Chief Hamby was 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.

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 to 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.

Diverse Experience

His diverse experience within the department includes responsibility for: 

  • Administration

  • Community policing

  • Crime analysis

  • Crime mapping

  • Criminal investigations

  • Detention facility

  • Internal affairs

  • Policy development

  • Telecommunications

  • Traffic investigations

  • Uniform patrol

  • Vice and narcotics