November 2008, Benjamin Hunter joined Butler University as its
public safety director, where he oversees University police,
environmental programs, parking services and emergency
preparedness. Butler University President James M. Danko added
chief of staff to Hunter's role in January 2012. Hunter also is an
elected member of the Indianapolis City-County Council. Before
joining the University, he worked for the Indianapolis Police
Department (IPD), and he served with the Indiana University Police
Department prior to that. Hunter graduated from Indiana University
Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) with a bachelor's degree
in political science. While at IUPUI, he worked with 11 other
students to create the Indiana Consortium for Volunteer Service.
Throughout Hunter's educational and professional careers, he has
received several honors, including IUPUI's "Spirit of Philanthropy"
award and the IPD Medal of Bravery. Hunter has held volunteer
leadership roles for various community and professional
organizations, and currently serves on the National Education
Committee for the International Association of Campus Law
Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).