Meet the Chief of Police
Bradford Hunt is a Master Peace Officer and 26-year veteran of Law Enforcement. He was hired in April 2020 as the Chief of Police in Keene, Texas. Prior to that, he retired as a Lieutenant after 25 years with the Temple, Texas Police Department, where he was active in a broad variety of units and functions.
Brad 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.
Since arriving at the Keene Police Department, Chief Hunt has put forth an assertive slate of goals for improvement. He has taken positive steps to improve: officer safety; Department’s professional image; Department efficiency; morale and team-building; and, accountability for the budget. Going forward, he will lead the Keene Police Department in: complete re-writing of all policies and procedures; final steps to participate in the TPCA Best Practices Program; and, expansion of the Department’s overall community presence.
Chief Hunt continually seeks opportunities to teach others and interact with members of the community, with the goal of improving and sustaining positive relations with community stakeholders, citizens, leaders, the media, and regional law enforcement members. He is blessed with children ages 2 to 22 and spends his free time coaching youth sports, supporting the Johnson County Child Advocacy Center, playing golf, trying to fish, and relaxing with his family.