Captain Kevin Hunt
Captain Kevin Hunt is the Division Commander for the Court Security Division. The courts consist of 26 different courts that include District, County, Family, and Specialty Courts.
Captain Hunt began his career in law enforcement in 2001 when he joined the Houston Police Department as a patrol officer for the Fondren/Gessner station. He then transferred to the Westside station, where he was responsible for patrolling the 18th district that included the Memorial/Galleria area. Captain Hunt helped open the Midwest Division, in which he was responsible for the operation of the jail as well as serving as the intoxilyzer operator for southwest Houston. While at the Midwest station, he began the Explorer program Post 7277, which is a youth initiative program in which law enforcement officers mentor local youth and teach them about the day-to-day operations of the police department. As a Senior Officer, he transferred to Special Operations with the Special Response Group, in which they focused on crowd management, high water rescue, special events, dignitary protection, and mass arrests. Prior to his retirement after 20 years of dedicated service to the Houston Police Department, he transferred to the Port Patrol Division where his primary role was to help secure the Port of Houston.
Captain Hunt earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Texas Southern University and a Master’s degree in Juvenile Justice from Prairie View A&M University where he graduated with cum laude honors. Serving as s a TCOLE instructor, he taught Crowd Control, Personal Radiation Detection (PDR), and ALERT classes.
Captain Hunt was born in Houston and raised in Fort Bend County. His passion for serving the youth of the community began with mentorship as a law enforcement officer at area high schools. He currently sits on the board for Unlimited Visions Aftercare (UVA), which is a drug treatment facility for youth and adults. During his time with HPD, he also served on the board of the African American Police Officer’s League (AAPOL), in which he helped served the community through elderly assistance programs, homeless outreach, and raising funds for scholarships for graduating seniors. His life’s work has been devoted to bridging the gap between the community and local law enforcement agencies, and one way he has accomplished that goal is through assistance in the creation of Jokes & Justice. Jokes & Justice is an annual comedy showcase fundraiser that brings people together to raise funds for scholarships.