The Keene Police Department would like to welcome and introduce the new Chief of Police Bradford (Brad) Hunt.
Chief Brad Hunt is a 25-year veteran of the Temple Police Department where he served as the Division Commander over Special Operations, which included Community Police, Traffic, School Resource, Violent Crimes, SWAT, Hostage Negotiators, and Honor Guard.
Chief Hunt was the Program Manager for the Department’s successful endeavor to attain Recognized status in the Texas Police Chief’s Association Best Practices Program in 2019. He is an experienced supervisor with extensive fieldwork and communication-oriented assignments.
Chief Hunt has been active in many units and functions at the Temple Police Department including Administration, Investigations, K-9, Patrol, and Animal Services, to name a few. He also was the first full-time Public Information Officer for Temple PD and charted the course for that function. As a result he has a great deal of experience in dealing with the media and being on camera.
Chief Hunt has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology, from Stephen F. Austin State University and instructed at the Basic Police Academy at Central Texas College and Temple College from 1999 to 2012. He graduated from Session 269 of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, in 2017.
Chief Hunt continually seeks opportunities to teach others and interact with members of the community, intending to improve and sustain positive relations with community stakeholders, citizens, leaders, the media and regional law enforcement members.
Chief Hunt is blessed with children ages 1 to 21 and spends his free time coaching youth sports, mentoring area youth, supporting Special Olympics, and relaxing with his family.