Captain Chris Merritt

Commander of Patrol Division

Captain Chris Merritt is the Commander of the Patrol Division of the Huntington Police Department and is a valued member of the department’s command staff with over 28 years of experience. Before being promoted to this leadership position, Chris oversaw the Office of Profession Standards and was responsible for maintaining the operating polices of the department, overseeing the updating of the policies, and heading the department’s commitment to professional conduct. Prior to serving in that position, Chris ascended thru the ranks of the department from serving as a patrolman and field training officer to becoming a shift & squad commander in charge of the day-to-day operations of the officers on patrol.