Police Chief Steve Perry
Steve Perry was named Hutchins Police Chief in 2015 following seven-years prior service as the department's Police Captain. His police career began at the Glenn Heights Police Department in 1996 where he served in the Patrol division, Criminal Investigations Division, and held the ranks of Sergeant and Lieutenant.
During Perry’s tenure with the Hutchins Police Department, the Department has experienced advancements in Communications, Patrol equipment, training, and technology. Chief Perry is committed to professionalism, integrity, honesty, fairness, and compassion. Chief Perry believes the community should be the cornerstone of policing and is committed to the community policing model. Chief Perry is a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute at Sam Houston State University, Texas FBI command College, and he has numerous training hrs. in the Law Enforcement field. Chief Perry is proud to serve the men and women of the Hutchins Police Department, the Community, and the City of Hutchins.
Even young children should know these basic safety precautions
Help your child learn their full name, phone number (including area code), and address (including city and state).
Teach children how to call 911 (and when it’s appropriate) and how to use cell phones and pay phones.
Teach your kids how to identify “safe” adults, like a police officer or security guard or teacher.
Explain to your kids that they should never accept a ride, food, or gifts from someone they don’t know.
Take logical safety precautions in public, like accompanying younger children to the bathroom.
Teach your child the power of “no.” No one has a right to touch them if it makes them uncomfortable, and you will never, ever get angry if they tell you that someone has touched them, despite what that person might threaten.
Designate a safe spot in your neighborhood, like a trusted friend’s house, to go to in case of emergency.
Evaluate your neighborhood for areas of safety concern – wooded areas, poorly lit areas, etc. – and then teach your children to be safe or avoid the area altogether. (Be realistic about this one; for example, you probably can’t prevent young adventurers from checking out the woods, but you can teach them forest safety.)
All kids step out on their own at some point, whether it’s to walk to the bus stop or run to a friend’s house. Part of our parental responsibility is teaching kids how to stay safe when we’re not around.
Encourage your children to use the buddy system – walk and play with friends or classmates.
Teach your kids to avoid solitary areas, like alleys and vacant buildings.
With your kids, map out the safest routes to the bus stop, stores and friends’ houses. Explain that they shouldn’t take shortcuts and should always stick to this route.
Explain the importance of alertness – even if they’re listening to music or chatting with a friend, your kids should be aware of their surroundings.
Never talk to strangers (unless they’re designated “safe,” like police).
Teach your child that if they sense danger, it’s okay to yell “help!” and find a safe adult. They don’t need to feel embarrassed.
Ask your children to check in when they get home from school, if they’re planning to stay late, if they go to a friend’s house, etc.
Listen up. Let your kids know that they can always talk to you without shame or embarrassment. Take their concerns and complaints seriously.
Emphasize words and mediation over violence. Tell your children to always speak with an adult if they see children or adults with knives, guns or other weapons.
Citations and Warrants
If you would like to contact the City of Hutchins Courts please call 972-225-6121 or fax at 972-225-5559. The mailing address is 321 N. Main, Hutchins, TX 75141.
If you have any questions regarding your citations or any active warrants please contact Officer Ortiz #282, Hutchins Warrant Unit 972-225-2225. Se habla espanol.
The City of Hutchins has its own functional jail. The jail holds individuals with Class C Misdemeanors and individuals awaiting transfer to other facilities due to warrants.
Payments to the jail must be in the form of Money Order, Cashiers Check, or Credit/Debit Card. (NOTE: Credit/Debit card payments are subject to an additional 3% processing fee) For more information concerning persons incarcerated in our jail you may contact: Hutchins Police Department972-225-2225
Dallas County Jail Lookup System
Officer Michael Owens
Officer Michael Owens Died in the Line of Duty August 26, 1992
On Wednesday, August 26, 1992 at approximately 4:00 a.m. Hutchins Police Officer Michael Owens, while on duty, responded to a request for assistance from a Corsicana Police Officer who was chasing a vehicle with suspects wanted for kidnapping, robbery and shooting at officers. After the vehicle ran out of gas, Officer Owens and the Corsicana Officer became involved in a foot chase and struggle when they caught the suspect. Officer Owens complained of chest pains and was transported to Baylor Hospital in Dallas.
Hutchins Police Officer Michael Wayne Owens died of a heart attack approximately two hours after being involved in a foot chase and struggle while attempting to arrest the wanted suspect.
At the time of his death Michael Wayne Owen was survived by his wife and three children. He was also survived by his parents, sisters and grandparents. Michael Wayne Owen is buried at Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, Texas.
How to make a complaint
A copy of "How to Make a Complaint" will be posted in the public area of the department, provided to media representatives, and may be given to any person requesting information on how to make a complaint. State Law requires that complaints involving police officers be sworn under oath and notarized. Complaints can be filed directly at the Hutchins Police Department, located at 205 W. Hickman.
Responsibility for handling complaints
All complaints alleging a violation of the law or policy will be investigated. Complaints regarding law-enforcement operations will usually be handled through the chain of command, beginning with the first-line supervisor. Complaints involving how law-enforcement service is provided or a failure to provide service or improper attitudes or behavior may be investigated by an assigned supervisor or by the Chief of Police. Depending on the nature of the complaint, the Chief of Police may request another agency or DPS to undertake the investigation. (TBP: 2.06.1)
1. All complaints, regardless of nature, can be filed in person, by mail, or by phone at any time. As part of the follow-up investigation, persons making complaints by mail or phone normally shall be interviewed and a written, signed complaint prepared. A signed letter of complaint will be accepted as a signed complaint without requiring any specific form. Anonymous complaints shall be followed up to the extent possible. In case of an anonymous complaint, the officer or other person who receives the anonymous complaint shall reduce the complaint to writing in a memorandum with as much information as possible and forward the report to the Chief of Police.
2. Every effort shall be made to facilitate the convenient, courteous, and prompt receipt and processing of any person’s complaint. An employee of the department, who interferes with, discourages, or delays the making of complaints shall be subject to disciplinary action.
3. Normally, a person with a complaint shall be referred to a supervisor or the Chief of Police who shall assist the individual in recording pertinent information. If initially reported to a supervisor, the first-line supervisor shall conduct a preliminary investigation. The Chief of Police may, if appropriate, conduct a preliminary investigation. The preliminary investigation consists of questioning the officer, complainants, or witnesses, and securing evidence.
4. Upon completion of the preliminary investigation, the following documents shall be prepared and forwarded through the chain of command: a report of the alleged violation; any documents and evidence pertinent to the investigation; recommendations for further investigation or other disposition.
5. If the first-line supervisor or other investigators determine that the complainant is apparently under the influence of an intoxicant or drug, or appears to have a mental disorder, or displays any other trait or condition bearing on his or her credibility, the supervisor or investigator shall note these conditions. Any visible marks or injuries relative to the allegation shall be noted and photographed.
6. Prisoners or arrestees also may make complaints. Circumstances may require a department representative meet the complainant at a jail or prison for an interview. If appropriate, the representative will have photographs taken of prisoners' injuries.
7. An employee who receives a complaint through U.S. mail shall place the correspondence and envelope in a sealed envelope and forward it to the Chief of Police, who shall determine investigative responsibility.
8. Complaints received by telephone by dispatchers or other employees shall be courteously and promptly referred to a supervisor or the Chief of Police. The dispatcher or employee shall record the name and telephone number of the complainant and state that the Chief of Police or, if unavailable, the supervisor will call back as soon as practical. The above procedure may also be used when department employees desire to enter a complaint against any other employee governed by this order.
9. In every case, the Chief of Police will be notified of any complaint as soon as possible by the supervisor receiving the complaint. Complaints received overnight will be brought to the Chief’s attention the next workday. Complaints alleging a violation of the law or any serious violation should be reported immediately regardless of the time of day. (TBP: 2.07.1)
Cómo presentar una queja
Una copia de "How to Make A Complaint" se publicará en el área público del departamento provisto a representantes de los medios, y se puede dar a cualquier persona que solicite información sobre cómo presentar una queja. Compílanos can be filad directriz at the Hutchins Police Departamento, locales at 205 W. Hickman.
Responsabilidad del manejo de quejas
Todas las quejas que alegan una violación de la ley o de la póliza serán investigadas. Las quejas relativas a las operaciones de aplicación de la ley por lo general se manejan a través de la cadena de mando, empezando por el supervisor de primera línea. Las quejas relacionadas con cómo se proporciona servicio de aplicación de la ley o por falta de servicios o actitudes impropias o comportamiento pueden ser investigados por un supervisor asignado o por el Jefe de la Policía . Dependiendo de la naturaleza de la queja, el Jefe de la Policía puede solicitar otra agencia o DPS para llevar a cabo la investigación. ( PDD : 2.06.1 )
Procedimiento del manejo de quejas
1. Todas las quejas, independientes de naturaleza, se pueden presentar en persona, por correo o por teléfono en cualquier momento. Como parte de la investigación, las personas que hacen quejas por correo o teléfono con normalidad serán entrevistadas y una queja escrita y firmada será preparada. Una carta firmada de la queja será aceptada como una queja firmada sin requerir ninguna forma específica. Las quejas anónimas serán seguidas al medio posible. En caso de una queja anónima, el oficial u otra persona que reciba la queja anónima tomaran la queja en escrito en un memorando con la mayor cantidad de información posible, y pasarán el informe al Jefe de la Policía.
2. Se hará todo lo posible para facilitar una recepción conveniente y rapidez del procesamiento de la queja de cualquier persona. Un empleado del departamento, que interfiere con, desalienta o retrasa el procedimiento de la queja estará sujeto a una acción disciplinaria.
3. Normalmente, una persona con una queja se refiere a un supervisor o al Jefe de la Policía, que ayudara al individuo en el registro de la información. Si reportado inicialmente a un supervisor, el supervisor de primera línea deberá llevar a cabo una investigación preliminar. El Jefe de Policía podrá, si es apropiado, llevar a cabo una investigación preliminar. La investigación preliminar consiste en cuestionar el oficial, reportero o testigos, y la obtención de pruebas.
4. Al terminar la investigación preliminar, se preparará y remitirá a través de la cadena de mando los siguientes documentos: un informe de la presunta violación; la documentación y la evidencia pertinente a la investigación; recomendaciones para una mayor investigación u otra disposición.
5. Si el supervisor de primera línea u otros investigadores determinan que el reclamante esta aparentemente bajo la influencia de un intoxicante o droga, o parece tener un trastorno mental, o muestra cualquier otro rasgo o condición que ver con su credibilidad, el supervisor o el investigador deberá notar estas condiciones. Cualquier marca visible o lesiones en relación con la alegación se harán nota y fotografiaran.
6. Los presos o detenidos también pueden presentar quejas. Las circunstancias pueden requerir que un representante del departamento vaya al demandante en la cárcel o prisión para una entrevista. Si es apropiado, el representante tendrá que tomar fotografías de las lesiones del preso.
7. Un empleado que reciba una queja a través de correo postal deberá colocar la correspondencia y el sobre en un sobre sellado y lo entregara al Jefe de la Policía, quien determinará la responsabilidad de investigación.
8. Las quejas recibidas por teléfono por los despachadores u otros empleados serán referidas con cortesía y prontitud a un supervisor o al Jefe de Policía. El despachador o empleado anotar el nombre y número de teléfono del denunciante y notificara al Jefe de la Policía o, si no está disponible, el supervisor llamará a tan pronto como sea posible. El procedimiento anterior también se puede utilizar cuando los empleados del departamento desean introducir una queja en contra de cualquier otro empleado regulado por el departamento.
9. En todo caso, el Jefe de Policía será notificado de cualquier queja tan pronto como sea posible por el supervisor de que recibe la queja. Las quejas recibidas durante la noche serán llevadas a la atención del Jefe el siguiente día. Las quejas que alegan una violación de la ley o cualquier violación grave deben ser reportadas inmediatamente sin importar la hora del día.
Code of Ordinances
The Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Hutchins is responsible for enforcing City Ordinances regarding property located within the city limits of Hutchins.
The City Ordinances which are most often violated by residents are:
Article 7.100 – JUNKED VEHICLES
Article 6.100 – TALL WEEDS, BRUSH & UNSIGHTLY VEGETATION
Article 10.300 – PARKING RESTRICTIONS
The Hutchins Police Department has a program to remind residents of these violations and gain voluntary compliance in an effort to improve the quality of life in Hutchins. Officers will be going door to door to educate homeowners about various City Ordinances and also inquiring about any concerns the homeowners might have regarding public safety issues in their neighborhood.
Please feel free to click on the City Ordinances tab at the top of this website to view a complete list of City of Hutchins Ordinances.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Code Enforcement issues please contact:
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The Hutchins Police Department is a progressive Police Department that offers a great work environment, competitive salary, department issued equipment, and training opportunities. Applicants interested in joining the Hutchins Police Department are required to have a basic TCOLE Peace Officer certification, meet all TCOLE requirements for licensing as a Peace Officer, and meet all Department standards prior to employment. Thank you for your interest in joining a professional organization committed to community, excellence, and professionalism. Applicants interested in joining the Hutchins Police Department are required to have a basic TCOLE Peace Officer certification, meet all TCOLE requirements for licensing as a Peace Officer, and meet all Department standards prior to employment. Thank you for your interest in joining a professional organization committed to community, excellence, and professionalism.
Applicants interested in applying may contact:
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Sex Offender Registration is by appointment only on Tuesday morning from 8:00am to noon and Thursday afternoon from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Contact Meghan Jones for more information at 972-225-2225.
Texas Public Sex Offender Registry
The Administrative Lieutenant is responsible for support functions of the Operations Division and the Special Services Division. The Administrative Lieutenant, Benny Puckett, is responsible for Communications, Internal Affairs, General Orders, Personnel hiring, Department forms, and Computer software and hardware. The Administrative Lieutenant operates in conjunction with the Department’s Records Section and will have direct supervision over the Records Manager, including the Alarm Program and CAD record maintenance.
The Patrol Division is the largest and most visible aspect of the Hutchins Police Department. The Patrol Division is responsible for the preliminary investigation of calls for service, preliminary investigation of crimes, warrants, and traffic enforcement. Our Patrol Officers are generally the first contact citizens have with the department. Patrol Officers perform various tasks including neighborhood patrol, traffic enforcement, primary investigations of criminal activity, and various other duties. The Patrol Division is led by Police Lieutenant Rocky Seigler. If you need immediate assistance please contact the Hutchins Police Department. In case of emergency please dial 911. All non-emergency calls should be directed to 972-225-2225.
Criminal Investigations Division
The Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for investigating criminal cases, which are usually generated by the patrol division. Those assigned to CID are trained in conducting follow-up investigations and interviews, preservation of evidence and filing cases with the District Attorney's office. If you are a victim of crime or need immediate assistance please contact Sergeant Frank Garcia or Detective David Andries.
Citizens Police Academy
The Hutchins Police Department is working towards the development of a Citizens Police Academy.
The Citizen Police Academy is a fourteen-week program designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Hutchins Police Department. Each session consists of weekly classes that meet at Hutchins Police Headquarters. The instruction is comprehensive; each week different units within the department are covered.
The goal is to educate the public about the Hutchins Police Department and to increase the rapport between citizens and police officers.
We hope the graduates of the Citizen Police Academy become more aware and better informed about how the Police Department operates, and will encourage friends, coworkers and families to join the Hutchins Police Department in this rewarding program.
The Citizens Police Academy program coordinator Rocky Seigler may be contacted for more information regarding our future schedule.
If you see a Police Department employee exhibit outstanding behavior, we want to hear from you.
Following are suggestions for commending an employee:
Stop and thank the Officer personally.
Write a letter to the Police Chief or the employees Supervisor and mail to:
Hutchins Police Department
205 W. Hickman
Hutchins, Texas 75141
You may email the chief or the employee’s supervisor. A list of contacts can be found on the
Police Departments contacts page
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Commendation letters are logged and placed in the employee’s permanent personnel file.