Town of Lady Lake names Steven W. Hunt as interim Police Chief

The Town of Lady Lake is honored to name Steven W. Hunt as interim Chief of the Lady Lake Police
Department. He will officially join the Town on May 8.

“We are thrilled to welcome Interim Chief Hunt to the Lady Lake Police Department,” said Town Manager Bill Lawrence. “I am confident that with his experience, skill set and character, he will bring a fresh perspective and strong leadership to the department.”

A native of Maine and current resident of Eustis, interim Chief Hunt has over 35 years of law enforcement experience and 20 years as a police supervisor.

He began his law enforcement career at just 18 years old in his hometown of Veazie, Maine. He later joined the City of Bangor Maine Police Department, where he spent a majority of his career, retiring in 2016 as a Lieutenant who supervised 12 patrol officers and two sergeants. During his tenure with the department, he was also assigned to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) for ten years.

Most recently, he served as a Detective for the State of Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Investigative & Forensic Services, Bureau of Insurance.

He is an FBI National Academy, Maine Criminal Justice Academy and IACP Leadership in Police Organizations graduate and holds several certifications and professional affiliations.

Interim Chief Hunt is married to his wife, Venetia, who is a registered nurse. He is the proud father of three and grandfather of one. He is a registered Maine guide and enjoys outdoor recreation.

His mantra is “because nice matters” and he lists his strongest attributes as compassion and relationship building.

“I have a passion to mentor officers and campaign the positive aspects of law enforcement by building relationships, one person at a time,” said interim Chief Hunt. “I look forward to making a positive impact within the community of Lady Lake.”

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