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.