Huntington Hires Nine Police Officers

Huntington Hires Nine Police Officers

The Huntington Police Department conducted a swearing-in ceremony Monday for nine probationary police officers.

The officers start their training May 17.  It includes 10 weeks of in-house training, and an additional 10 weeks at the West Virginia State Police Academy. Each officer also will be required to complete 12 weeks of supervised field training with a training officer.

"The hiring brings HPD's staffing level to 98 officers. The department is budgeted for 108 sworn officers.

The new officers are (from left to right): Isaac Anderson, 25, of Huntington; Daniel Hudson, 33, of Ashland, Ky.; Justin Maynard, 32, of Huntington; Jeremy Lowrance, 31, of Ogden, Utah; Aspen Matlock, 26, of Wheeling; Jacob Fitzwater, 21, of Charleston; Joshua McCoy, 22, of Huntington; Devon Butler, 26, of Morehead, Ky.; and Jonah Mathis, 22, of Huntington.