Robert Hunt was raised in Denair Ca. and graduated from Denair High School. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America under Scout Master Gerald Mathis and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Mathis was the Lieutenant with Hughson Police Department and encouraged Robert to begin his Law Enforcement career as an Explorer Scout with the Hughson Police Department in 1981. In 1983 he was hired as a Reserve Police Officer by Hughson and worked the High School truancy program and Patrol under Chief Len Etherington.
In 1985 Stanislaus Sheriff Lynn Wood hired Robert as a Custodial Deputy and in 1988 he began working Patrol in the Sheriff’s Operations division. As a Deputy, Robert has served on S.W.A.T., as a Detective in Narcotics, Auto Theft and Burglary. He has been the Community Deputy in Empire and Denair as well as a patrol Field Training Officer for over 8 years. Sheriff Les Weidman promoted Robert to the rank of Sergeant in 2002. As a Sergeant, Robert supervised patrol and the field training program before being assigned to supervise the Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency in 2004.
Sheriff Christianson promoted Robert to Lieutenant in 2013 where he is currently assigned as manager of the Sheriff’s Civil Division as well as the interim Chief of Police Services for the City of Waterford.