Chief Hank Dial is a 28-year veteran of the Huntington Police Department. He previously served as patrol bureau commander and administrative/services bureau commander for the Department. During Chief Dial’s tenure as chief of police, the City of Huntington has been on the national forefront of solving problems related to the opioid epidemic. The City is implementing a national model for dealing with compassion fatigue among first responders with the Compass Program. Also during this time, the violent crime rate has dropped 26.8 percent.
Chief Dial graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science and an associate's in applied science in law enforcement from Marshall University. He is also a veteran of the United States Army, where he was an Honor Graduate from the Ordnance Missile and Munitions Center and School and served as a company commander.