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Carolina Beach To Announce New Police Chief Kenneth Hinkle

CAROLINA BEACH -  The Carolina Beach Town Council will introduce their new police chief, Kenneth Hinkle, at their upcoming November 12th meeting.
According to the Town, "Chief Hinkle brings 30 plus years of policing experience most recently from the Village of Obetz, Ohio, where he worked as Police Chief for over five years. He has extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of community policing and developing strong relationships with business owners, residents and tourists."
According to the Village of Obetz website, "Chief Ken Hinkle began as the Chief of Obetz in October, 2007 after serving 27 years in law enforcement with the United States Air Force and the Newark Division of Police in Newark, Ohio. Chief Hinkle holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC) and the Certified Law Enforcement Executive program (CLEE). Chief Hinkle currently serves as the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police President (OACP) and has been on the Executive Board for 5 years.  As the OACP President Chief Hinkle serves as a liaison between Ohio Chiefs and other statewide stakeholders in law enforcement.  Currently Chief Hinkle is a member of the School Safety Task Force and Special Needs Task Force."
Chief Hinkle and his wife Gina have three grown children. Former Police Chief William Younginer retired effective December 1, 2011. Interim Chief Kurt Barley retired earlier this year and since that time Harry Humphries has served as Interim Chief.