HPD Executive Command Staff
Chief of Police
Chief Phil Watkins is the Chief of the Huntington Police Department and a member of the Command staff with over 25 years of experience.
Before being promoted to this position of leadership, Phil served as assistant Commander of both the Criminal Investigations Bureau & the Administrative Bureau where he oversaw the daily operations of each bureau. Prior to serving in those leadership positions, Phil Commanded two of the three shifts in the Patrol Bureau, office of Professional Standards and was an Investigator in the Criminal Investigations Bureau.
Phil earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Marshall University.
Administration Bureau Commander
Patrol Bureau Commander
New Captain Soon
Criminal Investigation Bureau