Kyle Dunn named Pineville Police Chief; Curtis Pingleton promoted to assistant chief

Published 11:51 am Tuesday, July 2, 2019

PINEVILLE — Pineville Mayor Scott Madon has filled two positions within the Pineville Police Department left vacant by the retirement of former chief Bill Matthews and the subsequent promotion of Kyle Dunn.

Officer Dunn has been named Pineville City Police Chief. Dunn graduated from Bell County High School in 2004 and went on to earn an Associate’s Degree of Science from Southeast Community & Technical College. He graduated from the Department of Criminal Justice Training in 2007 and immediately began work as an officer at the Pineville City Police Department.

Kyle spent 2008-2010 as a deputy at the Bell County Sheriff’s Office before returning to the Pineville Police Department. He has served as assistant police chief at the Pineville Police Department since 2015. Kyle is the son of Richard and Jenny Dunn and is married to Toni Hatfield Dunn. He and Toni have one son, Jack.

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Officer Curtis Pingleton has been named assistant police chief. Pingleton graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy in 1987 and went on to spend 25 years working within the Kentucky State Police. He is currently in his fourth year at the Pineville Police Department.

Pingleton has been a resident of Bell County for over 30 years and is married to Lisa Carnes Pingleton. Curtis and Lisa have two daughters, Carlee and Lynsie.

In 2019, the department has upgraded all equipment, including vehicles, safety equipment and weapons to better serve the community of Pineville.