Darrell Hunter


Darrell HunterAssistant Chief Darrell K. Hunter began his career with the City of Delray Beach Police Department in 2007. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2014, lieutenant in 2017, captain in 2020, and assistant chief in 2021.

Assistant Chief Hunter graduated from University of Virginia with a graduate certificate in Criminal Justice Education, Waldorf University with a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership with a Concentration in Public Administration. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University and his Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeast Mississippi Community College. Assistant Chief Hunter is a graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA), Leadership Delray, Southern Police Institute Command Officer’s Development 81st Session (University of Louisville), PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police - SMIP 74th Session and the Florida Police Chiefs Association (Future Chiefs Seminar). He is also a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy’s Session 282.

Assistant Chief Hunter’s career included working in the Community Patrol Division, Community Response Task Force, and Investigative Division, where he worked as a detective in Property and White-Collar Crimes before being promoted to sergeant supervising the Community Patrol Division and Clean and Safe Unit. His other duties have included being a background investigator and a certified CPR instructor.

Assistant Chief Hunter’s professional affiliations include the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc., Delray Beach Rotary Club, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), Southern Police Institute Alumni Association, FBI – LEEDA, Palm Beach County Association of Chiefs of Police, Florida Police Chiefs Association, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. Assistant Chief Hunter currently serves as NOBLE South Florida Chapter President.

Assistant Chief Hunter has been recognized by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) member of the year 2021, National Forum for Black Public Administrators, South Florida Chapter 2019, Delray Beach Chiefs Achievement Award for Exceptional Community Service 2017, Sickle Cell Foundation of Palm Beach County/Man of Distinction Award for Public Service 2017, and Delray Beach Police Department Supervisor of the Year in 2016. He is active in the Delray Beach community, working with the youths and seniors. Assistant Chief Hunter truly believes in the inspirational quote, "to whom much is given, much is required.”