On Friday afternoon, Police Chief Don Hunter submitted a written notice of separation from the City of Marco Island Police Department. “After due reflection and in appreciation of the consideration given to me by the past and current administrations,” Hunter wrote, “I want to provide the appropriate time necessary to properly place a successor.”
Following a distinguished law enforcement career, including a stint as the Collier County Sheriff, Don Hunter was hired on August 3, 2011 to lead the Marco Island Police Department.
Council Chairman Ken Honecker commended Hunter’s service to community, “Chief Hunter’s experience and leadership have provided a significant increase in the quality of police services delivered to the community.”
Hunter shared his future plans to pursue establishing a private asset protection company to serve the greater Naples area.
No immediate plans to select a replacement are announced. Chief Hunter’s last day at the office will be June 1, 2014.
For any additional information, contact Deputy City Clerk Nancy Paton at 389-3987.