A native of East Texas, Chief Hunter began his career in Law Enforcement with the Athens Police Department in February 1993 and joined the Addison Police Department in 1996. He has served as a Police Officer, Field Training Officer, Narcotics Investigator, Detective, Special Operations Detective, Training Officer and Supervisor. In 2005, he was appointed Chief of Police for the City of Jasper. In February 2011, he was hired as the Kilgore Police Chief.
Chief Hunter holds an Associate’s Degree from Tyler Junior College and a Bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University. He has a Master Peace Officer license and Instructors Certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. He is a past graduate of the Institute of Law Enforcement Administration and has previously served as the President of the Texas Police Chiefs Association.