Occasionally, members of HPD develop a concept for a program which does not contain an element of Law Enforcement, but is a powerful tool for the overall betterment of our community. These projects fall under our "Community Force" Initiative.
The CF Initiative is the department's method of fostering positive ideologies into the community at large, and provides the citizenry with resources to enable an atmosphere of progress, growth, and most importantly, hope. Any project under the CF title has little to no element of law enforcement, but rather has been created within the department to demonstrate our commitment to excellence in multiple arenas.
Projects that fall in to the CF Initiative category will always contain the "Community Force" slogan in order to convey to the beneficiaries of or participants in the projects that the department was heavily involved in the project's creation, design, implementation, curriculum, organization, and funding. Additionally, the CF projects reflect our ongoing partnership with multiple entities, such as City Government, as we work to achieve a common goal.
As we reflect on our mission statement, it is the last line: "Meet the expectations of our community" which has inspired our obligation to provide innovative and forward thinking concepts which exceed the conventional philosophies of police departments, and encourage all citizens to be involved in our "Community Force."
Heads Up Huntington
The City of Huntington, the Huntington Police Department (HPD), in conjunction with Mountain State Computer & Networking Solutions (MSCNS) and the Cabell Wayne Homeland Security Committee (CWHSC) is proud to formally announce the launch of "Heads Up Huntington," (HUH) the first uniform emergency and disaster notification system available as a smart phone application. HUH is a single app that provides users with critical information in the event of an emergency or disaster incident, as well as multiple other areas of information such as school closings, boil water advisories, major traffic accidents, etc.
Opiate Abuse Program
The manufacturing, trafficking, selling, possessing and using of illegally diverted prescription medications has been a major problem for the residents in the Southern District of West Virginia. In 2011 506 overdose calls were reported to the various 911 centers. The Cabell/Wayne County area had 285 of those overdose calls, which is 56% of all overdoses in the Southern District. This is not only a public health problem, but the number one crime problem in the area. In collaboration with the U.S. Attorney's Office, federal, state, and other local law enforcement agencies the Huntington Police Department has implemented an education and prevention program targeting a wide demography (middle school, high school, college, and adults).
Huntington Revitalization Fund