Sergeant Matthew Faulk


Sergeant Faulk’s career at the Tucson Police Department began in 1998. Early in his career, he became a General Instructor and a Field Training Officer. As an officer, he was assigned to the department’s first Advanced Officer Training Unit and as the Administrative Officer in Internal Affairs. His assignments also included Lead Police Officer in Operations Division Midtown, the Operations Division Downtown Walking Unit, and Academy Class Counselor.

Sergeant Faulk was a Patrol Sergeant in the Tucson Police Department’s Midtown Division, East Division, and a Patrol and Field Training Sergeant in the Downtown Division, and currently assigned to Tucson Police Department’s new Audit and Best Practices Section. Sergeant Faulk has been a Mobile Field Force Sergeant, Research and Analysis Sergeant, and he was assigned to work in the Office of the Chief of Police. He oversees several programs, including the Police Open Data Initiative, TPD Loves Business, and Tucson Police Department’s involvement as one of 15 model agencies nationwide in Advancing 21st Century Policing.

In November 2016, Sergeant Faulk planned and organized Tucson Police Department’s inaugural Open Data Sharing Event. In July 2016, he had the opportunity to speak at the White House about the Police Open Data Initiative at the 21st Century Policing Task Force Briefing. In April 2017, he presented at the IACP’s Midyear Meeting, speaking about Tucson Police Department’s Advancing 21st Century Initiative work.

Sergeant Faulk has instructed various topics, including Fair and Impartial Policing, Tactical Driving, Unknown Risk Stop, High-Risk Stop, Pursuit Intervention Technique, Report Writing, Crimes in Progress, Tactical Building Searches, and General Instructor School. Sergeant Faulk has a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies -Public Administration from Northern Arizona University and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University. He also holds a certificate in Foundational Leadership from University of Arizona’s Eller Executive Education Foundations of Public Sector Leadership Program.