Chief of Police
Chief of Police Matthew Gwynn
Matthew Gwynn is a 21-year veteran of law enforcement. He has been with Roy City Police Department for 18-years, beginning his career in 2001 as a Corrections Officer with the Weber County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Gwynn was appointed to the position of Chief of Police in June 2021.
Chief Gwynn was born and raised in Roy. He graduated from Roy High School and immediately entered the United States Marine Corps. Achieving the rank of Corporal he served in the Security Forces and Infantry. After receiving an Honorable discharge he eventually re-entered military service and enlisted in the United States Air Force Reserve where he was assigned to the 419th Security Forces Squadron at Hill Air Force Base and was activated after the attacks of 9/11. During that enlistment, he achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and was deployed in support of operations “Southern Watch”, “Noble Eagle”, and Enduring Freedom”.
Chief Gwynn continued his education at Weber State University earning a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and later attended Northwestern University where he earned a Master’s of Art in Public Policy and Administration. Chief Gwynn gleaned his administrative experience as a two-term city council member for Farr West City and as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Weber Fire District. In 2020 Chief Gwynn was elected to the Utah House of Representatives (District 29) where he serves on several committees whose responsibilities are related to public safety and Utah’s political subdivisions.
Chief Gwynn and his wife, Shelly, have been married for twenty years. They have four beautiful girls and are actively engaged in all things outdoors.