Captain Ryan Bentley

Commander of Investigation Bureau

Captain Ryan Bentley is the Commander of the Criminal Investigations Bureau and is a well-respected member of the department’s command staff with over 24 years of law enforcement experience. Prior to being promoted to this command staff position, Ryan was one of the most experienced and highly skilled supervisors in our patrol bureau. During Ryan’s notable career, he served as a patrolman, detective, in charge of investigating the city’s most violent crimes & an over 20-year member of the department’s Honor Guard. Ryan received the department’s Medal of Honor & Purple Heart after being shot, multiple times, while serving on patrol, responding to an armed robbery. Ryan studied at Marshall university after being born and raised in Huntington. Ryan’s son, Alec, followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the department in 2023.