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Hunter Panning

Hunter Panning is a police officer currently appointed as a school resource officer in a suburb city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Hunter sparked an interest in the policing culture and organizational leadership while earning his Master of Public Administration – Organizational Leadership & Change Management degree, in addition to his enduring doctoral studies in leadership and adult learning theories. Hunter has interests in multiple areas of public safety, including improving the role of the public information officer and exploring the relationship between strategic public information release and a community’s sense of trust, as well as peer support and officer wellness programs, optimizing the role of the school resource officer, and implementing drone use in public safety. Hunter believes that the policing profession brings challenging and deeply complex human dynamics to organizations and only the brightest leaders should be charged with revolutionizing the profession.

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