The Police Department Traffic Bureau was started in 1994, and was originally comprised of 1 Sergeant and 4 Patrol Officers. It was started with a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation that paid a large portion of the costs for the first 3 years.

Currently, Sergeant Brian Hirt and Officer Matt Rucker are assigned to the Traffic Bureau.

The Traffic Unit is responsible for (but not limited to) the following:
  • Follow up investigations on all motor vehicle accidents occurring in the City of Hutchinson
  • Assisting the Patrol Bureau with initial accident investigations
  • Traffic related complaints
  • Enforcing traffic laws
  • DUI check lanes
  • Special enforcement activities
  • Assisting City Engineering with traffic related issues
  • Traffic related reporting (to Kansas Department of Transportation)