Huntington City Council approves police chief appointment

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A retired federal law enforcement officer has been appointed as the new chief of the Huntington Police Department.

Mayor Steve Williams announced the appointment of Karl Colder during Monday’s Huntington City Council meeting. Council members unanimously approved the selection.

With the appointment, Colder becomes the first Black police chief in the city’s history.

Colder has more than three decades of experience with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. He has also served as president of Colder Allied Consulting LLC, which provides consultation services regarding program performance and information management.

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