Huntington Police Department

  • Agency: Huntington Police Department
  • Address: 675 10th St., Huntington, 25701 WV
  • Chief: Skip Holbrook (Chief of Police)
Phone: (304) 696-5510
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Huntington Police Department is located at 675 10th St., Huntington, 25701 WV. The Chief of Police of the department is Skip Holbrook. The Huntington Police Department phone number is (304) 696-5510.

Huntington Police Department News

In case you missed it, check out the HPD No Shave November press conference. To learn more or to donate visit: www.hpdnoshave.com

How is that for a beautiful partnership?

Marshall Health cardiologists Mark A. Studeny, M.D., and Melissa D. Lester, D.O., have donated $2,500 to the City of Huntington for the purchase of a K-9 bulletproof vest for the Huntington Police Department. “We very much appreciate the generous donation,” Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial said. “Our K-9 officers and their canines are vital investigative assets, and keeping them safe is our top priority.” Huntington’s K-9 Unit includes seven specialized K-9 teams, six of which are dual-purpose, drug-detection canines. These canines are used in apprehending suspects who pose a physical threat to citizens and to officers. Studeny’s and Lester’s donation ensures that all six of these canines will have their own vest. K-9 bulletproof vests are bullet- and stab-proof. They are made from the same Kevlar cloth used for human bulletproof vests, which cover all vital organs. “We support our local police responders and their helpful, four-legged companions,” Dr. Studeny said. “As physicians, the desire to assist and protect our patients extends to their well-trained, valuable canine partners.”

Approximately 40 Huntington Police Officers are putting down their razors and letting their beards grow for No Shave November in an effort to raise funds for children with cancer. The goal is to grow awareness of their fundraising effort by embracing their hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. The officers will donate the money they typically spend on shaving and grooming to the Hoops Family Children's Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Eighteen schools in Cabell and Wayne counties have also been issued a challenge to help the Police Department raise money for this cause. The school that raises the most money by the end of the month will get to trim the officers’ beards! YOU can donate, too, and learn more about the fundraising effort, which is in honor of former HPD Chief Joe Ciccarelli, who passed away earlier this year after a long battle with cancer, at www.hpdnoshave.com. #HPDnoshave #MyHuntington

The Huntington Police Department was honored to be part of Huntington's winning effort in the Bloomberg Philanthropies #MayorsChallenge. The $1 million that our city will receive will provide first responders, who are on front lines combating the opioid crisis, with in-house mental health support. Learn more about the project here: https://buff.ly/2J3GK0M. #MyHuntington 📸: Lavender Photography

Two men were arrested Thursday morning, Oct. 25, in the 2500 block of 4th Avenue following the execution of a narcotics search warrant. Members of the Huntington Police Department’s Special Investigations and Criminal Investigations bureaus and the Barboursville Police Department’s Special Investigations Bureau executed the warrant at 2574 4th Avenue at approximately 9 a.m. The entry team breached the door and announced their presence. Jack Jones, 41, of South Point, Ohio, complied with orders after a few minutes and surrendered to the entry team. He was arrested and charged with obstructing. Scott Lee Midkiff, 32, the primary target of the search warrant, was also known to have an active felony drug warrant on file from Ohio. Midkiff initially attempted to flee from the residence by exiting an upstairs bedroom window onto the roof. When he saw officers outside his residence, he went back inside and refused to follow orders to surrender. After approximately two hours, Midkiff surrendered. Members of HPD’s SWAT Team, all of the dayshift patrol and negotiators assisted at the scene. Midkiff was arrested and charged with being a fugitive from justice, delivery of a controlled substance and counterfeiting. He also is expected to be charged with conspiracy, obstructing and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. The search warrant yielded a firearm, a distribution amount of marijuana and digital scales. Midkiff was also in possession of a significant amount of counterfeit currency.

Safety Town needs your help, Huntington! It has partnered with the Brady Steps Charitable Foundation, Dutch Miller Automotive, the Huntington Mayor’s Diversity Advisory Committee, the City of Huntington Foundation and Red Basket for an important fundraiser for our community. If successful, this fundraiser will ensure that ALL children get to enjoy the learning opportunities and fun at Safety Town. Anyone who attended Safety Town in the second grade will tell you that the highlight of their visit was getting to drive the cars. Unfortunately, for all these years, children with special needs have been left out of the complete Safety Town experience, because it does not have a car that is accessible to children with disabilities. With help from our partners, Safety Town hopes to raise enough funding to purchase a specially-adapted car. To donate and share Safety Town’s story today, go to www.redbasket.org/1777.

"We are recruiting new officers now, and we think Huntington is the best place in this region to work. With equipment like this and peers like those that drove these cars up here--this is the place you want to be." -Police Chief Hank Dial Mayor Steve Williams and Police Chief Hank Dial unveiled five new Huntington Police Department patrol vehicles and introduced two new probationary officers, Chasten Toler and Nathan Hegemeyer, to the community during a press conference last week at Ritter Park. If you missed the press conference, check out this video highlighting the event.

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Mayor Steve Williams and Police Chief Hank Dial unveiled five new Huntington Police Department patrol vehicles and introduced two new probationary officers, Chasten Toler and Nathan Hegemeyer, to the community during a press conference Tuesday at Ritter Park. Dial said the new officers and new vehicles are the result of Williams’ vision to invest in the Police Department with “more cops and cars.” He also thanked City Council members for working in partnership with Williams’ administration and HPD. Toler and Hegemeyer graduated from the West Virginia State Police Academy last week and will now go through 14 weeks of field training at the Police Department. The new officers bring the sworn staffing level of the Police Department to 90. The department’s budgeted staffing level is 107. The department continues to accept applications from men and women seeking rewarding careers in law enforcement. For more information and to apply online, go to www.hpdrecruit.com. The five new patrol vehicles unveiled today were purchased and equipped at a cost of $227,712 in last year’s budget. Five more patrol vehicles have been purchased at a cost of $225,593 in this year’s budget and should be in service by year’s end. The new design of the vehicles was initiated by HPD officers and created digitally by retired Police Officer Daniel Wiles and his wife, Ashley. The couple owns Westmo Media in Huntington. Dial also noted during the press conference that violent crime and property crime are both down 14 percent through the first 9 months of this year compared to the same time period last year, and the murder rate is down 50 percent.

The Huntington Police Department will unveil new patrol vehicles tomorrow. Get ready for a whole new look! #HPD #HonorPrideDuty #MyHuntington

Safety Town is proud to partner with the Brady Steps Charitable Foundation, Dutch Miller Automotive, the Huntington Mayor’s Diversity Advisory Committee, the City of Huntington Foundation and Red Basket for an important fundraiser for our community. If successful, this fundraiser will ensure that ALL children get to enjoy the learning opportunities and fun at Safety Town. Anyone who attended Safety Town in the second grade will tell you that the highlight of their visit was getting to drive the cars. Unfortunately, for all these years, children with special needs have been left out of the complete Safety Town experience, because it does not have a car that is accessible to children with disabilities. With help from our partners, Safety Town hopes to raise enough funding to purchase a specially-adapted car. To donate and share Safety Town’s story today, go to www.redbasket.org/1777.

Two Huntington Police officers graduated from the 175th class of the West Virginia State Police Academy in Institute, W.Va., on Friday, Sept. 28. Probationary officers Nathan Hegemeyer (right) and Chasten Toler (left) completed the 16-week training course, which began on June 11, and will now go through two weeks of HPD specific training with the training staff there. Following this training, the two probationary officers will go through a minimum 12 weeks of training with a field-training officer within the department. Hegemeyer and Toler will be on probation for one year from the date of their hire, June 4, 2018. The new officers bring the sworn staffing level of the Huntington Police Department to 90. The department’s budgeted staffing level is 107. The department continues to seek applications from men and women seeking rewarding careers in law enforcement. For more information and to apply online, visit http://www.hpdwv.com/recruit/.

Three people were arrested on drug-related charges Thursday following the execution of a search warrant on Gallaher Street. The Huntington Police Department’s Special Investigations Bureau executed a search warrant at 224 Gallaher St. Detectives recovered distribution amounts of a substance believed to be heroin, methamphetamine, scales and paraphernalia for both use and distribution of drugs. A surveillance DVR was also recovered and will be analyzed for further evidence. Amber K. Clifford and Joshua L. Keaton were each charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and maintaining a dwelling for drug sales. Phillip Workman was charged with possession of drugs. Three other people were detained at the residence and later released.

Safety Town in the early days!

Two men from Akron, Ohio, were arrested Wednesday morning, Sept. 19, on felony drug charges. Detectives with the Huntington Violent Crime Federal Drug Task Force and Huntington Police Department Special Investigations Bureau executed a search warrant Wednesday morning at an apartment building at 917 9th Ave. During the search, detectives recovered more than 100 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 13 grams of fentanyl, marijuana, a firearm, drug paraphernalia and a vehicle. Decharae Key, 28, and Dustin Austin, 31, both of Akron, were arrested. Each was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a felony. As detectives searched the apartment, a man approached on foot and saw officers through the window. He immediately fled on foot and was apprehended a few blocks away after a foot chase. Spencer Hackney, of Akron, was charged with one count of fleeing on foot and one count of obstruction on an officer. The investigation is in the early stages. Additional charges and more arrests are expected.

Congratulations Sergeant Paul Minigh and Corporal Kevin Miller!