Captain Hank Dial
Current assigned strength:
65 officers and 4 Code Enforcement Technicians
The uniformed patrol officer is the backbone of the Huntington Police Department. Patrol officers are typically the first point of contact with the public. The core function of the Patrol Bureau is crime suppression and prevention through uniform presence and response to E911 calls for service.
The Patrol Bureau also serves as the training and proving ground for new police officers. Upon completion of the West Virginia State Police Academy, probationary police officers (PPOs) must successfully complete a comprehensive 10 week field training program. Each PPO is instructed, evaluated and mentored by very talented, hand selected training officers.