Somerset Police Chief William Hunt is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) National Command Course.
The National Command Course (NCC) is offered to chief executives of agencies with fewer than 50 sworn officers. Participants are selected through a national and competitive nomination and application process to represent field offices nationally. The course aims to expose the leaders of these agencies to emerging trends in law enforcement, improving partnerships, promoting well-being, and seeking innovation.
Hunt was one of 46 police chiefs selected nationwide to attend the NCC, and the only chief selected in Kentucky. He represented the FBI field office in Louisville.
During the five-day experience at the FBI Academy, Hunt participated in briefings and sessions exploring a variety of topics, including emotional intelligence, constitutional issues in policing, hostage rescue, strategic leadership, body cameras and officer welfare.
“This unique experience exposed me to new issues and provided me with many skills and resources that will benefit Somerset and the Commonwealth,” said Hunt. “It was an honor to participate in such a prestigious event hosted at what I believe is the pinnacle of leadership development in our country.”
Hunt said he was grateful for the experience and knowledge he gained during his week in Quantico, Va.
“Over five days of intense learning, I feel like I have honed my leadership skills and am better prepared to lead my agency to prevent or resolve any issues that may arise in the City of Somerset,” said- he declared.
Hunt spent his 25-year law enforcement career with the Somerset Police Department, the last five years as Chief Constable.
A graduate with honors from the United States Air Force Police Academy, he is a member of the Eastern District Law Enforcement Executive Committee of the United States Attorney of Kentucky; is first vice president of the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police, becoming president in August 2022; is a member of the Kentucky 911 Advisory Council; is Chair of the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force; is a 2021 graduate of Leadership Kentucky; board member, Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce; and recipient of the Chief of the Year Award from the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police. He is also a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Somerset.