Chief's Welcome

I would like to welcome you to the Hutchinson Police Department’s page. Since assuming my duties in October 2018, I have worked to establish a culture that is built around two driving principles. The first is community engagement / community policing. We strive to work within our community to make the City of Hutchinson a better and safer place to live and raise a family. My expectation of every HPD employee is that they go beyond traditional law enforcement duties and truly assist our community partners to find solutions to improve the quality of life for all our citizens. The second is an intelligence-lead policing strategy. Our focus is to use known intelligence to assist in developing proactive law enforcement strategies to deter and reduce crime. My goal is to maximize our resources and provide the most progressive law enforcement service to our community. 

At the heart of our agency are our three core values of Honesty, Integrity and Professionalism. At the Hutchinson Police Department we will be open, honest and transparent with the community we serve. We will earn community trust and establish strong relationships with our citizens. We will act with integrity not only doing the right thing but doing the right thing for the right reason. Law Enforcement is a noble profession that we will honor through being professional in everything we say and everything we do. Even more importantly we will carry that professionalism in our hearts every time we go in service for this community. 

I am extremely honored to be the Chief of Police for the City of Hutchinson and a member of this community. I will work hard every day to fulfill the responsibility that has been entrusted to me. 

- Chief Jeff Hooper