Command Staff

Special Operations Division Commander

Captain Haught

Captain Jonathan Haught

Captain Haught began his career at the Huntington Beach Police Department in 1988 as a Police Cadet.  During this time, he attended California State University, Fullerton where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Finance. 

Captain Haught has been a Police Officer in this city for over 29 years and has worked a variety of assignments as an Officer, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and now as a Captain.   Some of his assignments as an Officer included Beach Detail, Directed Enforcement Team, Gang Detective and Narcotics Detective.  He was also assigned as an Auto Theft Investigator with the Orange County Auto Theft Task Force.   

During his time as a Sergeant, he worked as our Traffic Administrative Supervisor, Special Events Coordinator, Special Investigations Bureau Supervisor and Internal Affairs Investigator.  Additionally, Captain Haught served as a Firearms Instructor and Trauma Support Team Supervisor throughout his career, and spent 17 years on the HBPD SWAT Team as both an Officer and a Sergeant.

After his promotion to Lieutenant, he was assigned as a Watch Commander in the Patrol Bureau and most recently as the Professional Standards Bureau Commander. 

Captain Haught was promoted to the rank of Captain on September 7, 2019 and is currently assigned as the Special Operations Division Commander.

Administrative Operations Division Commander

Captain Timothy Martin

Captain Timothy Martin

Captain Martin started his career in law enforcement as a Police Cadet with the Huntington Beach Police Department.  In 1993, he joined the Orange County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy Sheriff where he worked custody for almost four years, prior to transferring back to Huntington Beach. Captain Martin holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach and is a graduate of the California POST Supervisor Leadership Institute and Executive Development program.  Captain Martin is a native of Huntington Beach.

While working as an officer, his assignments included Patrol, Field Training Officer, Patrol Rifle Team, Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Instructor, Downtown Foot Beat, Vice Investigations, Directed Enforcement Team and the Crisis Negotiations Team.  As a supervisor, he had the opportunity to work a variety of assignments including Patrol, Beach Detail, Crisis Negotiations Team Supervisor, Directed Enforcement Team, Patrol Bureau Watch Commander and as the Professional Standards Bureau Commander. Captain Martin currently is the Administrative Operations Division Commander overseeing the Professional Standards Unit Bureau, Training Bureau and Budget/Payroll.

Investigations Division Commander

Captain Scott Winks

Captain Scott Winks

Captain Winks was self-employed in a masonry construction business in Huntington Beach until he was 35-years-old.  At that time, he decided to make a career change to law enforcement.  As of January 2021, he will have worked exclusively for the Huntington Beach Police Department for twenty-two years!

Captain Winks has worked a variety of assignments including Patrol, Burglary Detective, Robbery Detective, Trauma Support, Patrol Sergeant, Crimes Against Persons Sergeant, Watch Commander, Uniform Executive Officer and Uniform Division Captain.

Captain Winks earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, has attended the Executive Leadership Institute at Drucker School of Management and recently graduated from the California POST Supervisor Leadership Institute and Executive Development program. 

In addition, he has received many accolades for his work, being awarded New Officer of the Year, Community Volunteer Officer of the Year, Supervisor of the Year and Supervisor for the Crime Fighter Team of the Year.

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