Police Department

The Mission of every member of the Hutchinson Police Department is to enhance the quality of life in the City of Hutchinson, by working cooperatively with the citizens and within the framework of the United States Constitution and the Kansas State Constitution, to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear and provide for a safe environment and satisfied citizens.

The Hutchinson Police Department employs approximately 71 sworn law enforcement officers and 32 civilian personnel.

Reno County/Hutchinson Resident Emergency Alert System

 — Hutchinson and Reno County are now working with Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements.

Effective March 1st, 2018, Hutchinson and Reno County will begin using Everbridge Resident Alerts to communicate with citizens and businesses during emergencies and other critical events. This system will replace the CivicReady system which was used previously. Those Residents who were registered on CivicReady will have to register on the new Everbridge system. Residents are encouraged to register immediately to receive these alerts: Log In to everbridge

Hutchinson and Reno County will use the Everbridge emergency notification system to alert residents about a variety of events, ranging from fires, floods and other emergencies, to more routine announcements, such as road closures and water utility maintenance. Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths—cell phone, SMS, home phone, email, fax, pager and more—to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information. Residents listed in the Hutchinson – Reno County 911 database will be automatically subscribed to alerts by phone, but Everbridge allows citizens to self-register, provide additional contact information or opt out.