Mr. Don C. Hunter
Don Hunter serves as the Chief of Police for the Marco Island (FL) Police Department. He previously was sheriff of CALEA Accredited Collier County Sheriff's Office, Florida, a position he held for 20 years before retiring in 2008. Commissioner Hunter also worked for JARI Research in Boca Raton, Florida after retiring from Collier County. He is a member of the National Sheriffs’ Association, the Florida Sheriffs Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Police Executive Research Forum. Commissioner Hunter has a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree from Florida State University; is a graduate of the FBI National Academy; and participated in Harvard University’s Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. He has also been an instructor at the Florida Criminal Justice Institute, Center for Executive Studies. In 2008 he was named “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year” by the Collier County Bar Association.