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Kevin Hunter

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Read Tab Description

Our biography tab offers personal information about candidates drawn from their campaign
websites, social pages and staff research as well as information submitted directly to The Indiana

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Full Name : Kevin Hunter
Gender : Male
Age : 64
Education :


Professional Experience :

  • Instructor, Investigative Subject Matter Expert
    U.S. Department of State · Contract
    Jun 2013 - Present · (9 yrs, 5 months)

    • International Locations — Conduct classroom instruction, presentations and exercises in accordance with guidelines and directives set forth by the Department of State, Diplomatic Security Office of Antiterrorism Assistance (DS/T/ATA) for partner nations to help them achieve or enhance capabilities in enforcing the law, preserving the peace, protecting life, liberty and national leadership, and the management of crisis having national implications:

September 2021, Amman, Jordan

June 2018, Yaounde, Cameroon

October 2015, Amman, Jordan

April 2015, Tunis, Tunisia

May 2014, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

February 2014, General Santos City, Philippines

October 2013, Almaty, Kazakhstan

June 2013, Quito, Ecuador

  • Fort Wayne Police Department
    Full-time · 33 yrs, 6 months

  • Police Captain
    Aug 2012 - Present · (10 yrs, 3 months)
    Experience includes everything from patrolman to command. Seeks and advocates for systemic solutions:

    • Educate community groups / political leaders on the opioid epidemic

    • Built strong relationships and collaborated with county health department and leading social service agencies to create multiple strategic and systemic initiatives and programs:

    • Overdose Review Fatality Committee

    • “Hope and Recovery Team” deflection program

    • Regional Mental Health Coalition

    • Task Force for Opioid Strategic Plan

    • Social Worker program

  • Wrote accepted proposal for the Indiana HIDTA program: Serve as Initiative Manager

    • Championed Syringe Services Programs across the state in collaboration with county health departments, resulting in the implementation of at least five new programs statewide

    • Expanded and amplified the Crisis Negotiation Team, creating a valued partnership with the SWAT team by increasing officer training, providing resources, intelligence and building relationships that fostered teamwork and collaboration

    • Led Internal Affairs initiative to hold officers accountable for repeated and problematic behavior, ultimately dismissing eight officers and building a culture that reinforces a move from being a force to a service of the community

    • Created officer position to partner with the Family Recovery and Drug Courts, serving as a liaison to participate in cases by providing input that supports better outcomes

    • Built a strong relationship with the Mayor’s office, resulting in a trusted partnership where my advice is sought related to the criminal justice system issues

  • Lieutenant, Sergeant, and Patrol OfficerLieutenant, Sergeant, and Patrol Officer

    • May 1989 - Aug 2012 · 23 yrs 4 mosMay 1989 - Aug 2012 · 23 yrs 4 mos

    • Highlights include:

      • Officer in Charge of Internal Affairs for over two years

      • Crisis Response Team Coordinator and head of the Negotiations Team for six years

      • Officer in Charge of the Neighborhood Response Team for four years

      • Patrol Officer and Sergeant for fifteen years

      • Supervised Crisis Intervention Team and served as officer

      • Academy Instructor

      • Field Training Officer

      • Community Policing Officer

      • Bike Patrol Police

  • United Nations Civilian Police
    1999 - 2000 · (1 yr)
    Took a leave of absence from the F.W.P.D. and worked as a Civilian Police Officer for the United Nations in the country of East Timor.

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