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Hendersonville hires police chief; began duties Feb. 15
Sunday, 28 February 2021 20:35

From Staff Reports

HENDERSONVILLE — After an extensive search and selection process spanning five months, the City of Hendersonville recently unveiled its choice of a new police chief.

In a virtual meeting on Jan. 15, Hendersonville City Manager John Connet announced that Blair Myhand has been selected to serve as Hendersonville’s police chief.

He officially joined the HPD on Feb. 15.

Following is a statement by Connet on the hiring of Myhand:

“I am extremely pleased to announce the hiring of Blair Myhand as the next Hendersonville Police Chief. 

“His skills, training, and experience will be an asset to our community.

 “I had the opportunity to speak to several Clayton community leaders about Blair and they all said he works well with community organizations and is an outstanding leader. 

“He will speak his mind but is willing to compromise and find reasonable solutions to complex problems. 

“He is willing to serve on community boards and is currently serving as the secretary on the governing board of the local domestic violence shelter. I look forward to welcoming Blair and his wife Nana to our city.”

Immediately prior to assuming his duties in Hendersonville, Myhand served as tthe police chief for the Town of Clayton, N.C., since May 2017. 

Before serving as chief in Clayton, he held a variety of positions with the Apex (N.C.) Police Department, including police captain, administrative division commander, patrol division commander, criminal investigations commander, special response team commander, police sergeant and police officer. 

Prior to his tenure with Apex, he served as a police officer and emergency response team member with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. 

He holds a bachelor of science degree from Waldorf College and a master of public administration from Villanova University. 

In addition, Myhand has a graduate certificate from the University of Virginia and has attended the FBI National Academy. He also hast an extensive military background ,serving with the United States Army and Army National Guard. 

Former Hendersonville Police Chief Herbert Blake left the position last August to become deputy chief at the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office. Hendersonville said it fielded 62 applications for the police chief job from around the country.



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