Captain Lawrence Hunter
Captain Lawrence Hunter joined the Waterbury Police Department in 1995. Upon graduating from the 251st Connecticut Police Academy session, he was assigned to the Patrol Division.
Captain Hunter has spent the majority of his career in the Patrol Division. During this time he has worked as a dispatcher in Communication Center and as a field training officer for newly hired officers. He was promoted to sergeant where he continued to work in patrol. During his time in patrol Captain Hunter became a certified police instructor teaching defensive tactics and also served as a member of the Crisis Intervention Team.
While serving in role of Police Lieutenant, Captain Hunter attended advanced training with the FBI LEEDA Institute and became an instructor in Fair and Impartial Policing. He currently teaches police academy recruits Human Behavior and Civil Complaints.
As a dedicated member of his community Acting Captain Hunter has donated his time and energy to mentoring youth of the City. He has refereed basketball and flag football games as well as having coached numerous youth teams for several different sports through the Police Activity League (PAL) organization.
Throughout his career Acting Captain Hunter has received many police commendations for excellence in job performance.
Acting Captain Hunter is a lifelong resident of Waterbury, having grown up in the north end of the City and graduating from Kennedy High School. While working as a Police Officer and supporting his family he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix and Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from Walden University.
Captain Hunter is currently in command of C Platoon.