Chief Herbert Blake assumed duties as Chief of Police for the City of Hendersonville on January 2, 2008. His other law enforcement experiences include Police Chief for the City of Loris, South Carolina for seven years; patrol and support services Lieutenant with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office in Ridgeland, South Carolina for four years; a patrol officer with the town of Ridgeland, South Carolina; reserve deputy with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office; as well as training as a law enforcement specialist with the U.S. Navy.
Chief Blake has a Master’s Degree in Management from Webster University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Park University. He is a graduate of the 35th Management College of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration in Plano Texas, the Executive Management Program of Northwestern University, the Police Executive Development Programs (POLEX) of Penn State University, and the Public Executive Leadership Academy at the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Chief Blake has served as adjunct faculty for business and for criminal justice at an array of colleges and universities including Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. The Chief has also written articles that have been published by some of the leading periodicals in law enforcement.
Chief Blake's H.P.D. Five Year Strategic Plan
Chief Blake speaks at a Lions Club meeting.
Chief Blake with representatives of the Sheriff's Office, D.S.S., and members of the Christian Motorcycle group who donated to the department's needy persons fund.
Chief Blake in the class photo for the 2009 Executive Management Program at Northwest University, Evanston, Illinois.
Chief Blake (far right) with former Chief Parks (center) and Lt. Andre Massey (far left) at Massey's retirement reception on January 31, 2012.