City of Hutchins, Texas - CITY OF HUTCHINS POLICE DEPARTMENT

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Hutchins Police Department is to effectively and efficiently provide for the protection of lives and property, preserve the public peace, and provide needed community services with the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards.

Core Values

Integrity: The Hutchins Police Department is built upon a foundation of ethical and professional conduct.  We are committed to the highest level of moral principles and ethics.  All members of the department will adhere to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics which is adopted into this manual.

Honesty: We will be truthful and trustworthy at all times.

Courage: We are dedicated to meeting all challenges with the courage and knowledge needed to accomplish our mission.

Fairness: We are committed to equal application of the law to all members of the public as well as the application of rules and regulations to all members of the department.

Compassion:  We understand our role as community caretakers, and temper our application of the law with compassion and empathy.

Chief's Corner

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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.  

Crime Prevention

Safety and Crime Prevention

Crime prevention has been defined as “the anticipation, recognition and appraisal of a crime risk and the initiation of some action to remove or reduce it.” Crime prevention means using your instinct, commons sense and action to reduce a criminal’s opportunity. The Hutchins Police department provides proactive crime prevention programs and safety services to assist in reducing risks of becoming a victim of crime.
Crime prevention is recognizing that a crime risk exists and taking some corrective action to eliminate or reduce that risk. Crime prevention means risk reduction. A close working relationship among the crime prevention unit, management, patrol and investigations units, and the community is essential to eliminating crime risk. Reporting suspicious persons and/or activities, locking your vehicles, securing your homes doors and windows, installing an alarm system, are all proactive ways to protect personal property.  
If you are interested in learning more about crime risk please contact our crime prevention Officer C. Bryant for more information.  We have provided links on our web site for Crime prevention programs offered by the Police Department. 

Read About the Progams Offerred (Blue Tabs on the left) 

Kid's Corner

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.)

Children's Independence

  • 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.

Citizens Police Academy

The Hutchins Police Department is working towards the development of a Citizens Police Academy.

About the Program

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.  

Apply Now

To apply to the Citizen Police Academy complete the form below and return it to Roger Seigler at the Hutchins Police Department

 

Operation ID Information

Operation Identification is a citizen’s burglary prevention program for use in homes and businesses. The Operation ID program involves the marking of property with an identifying number as a means of discouraging burglary. In communities where it has been properly implemented, Operation ID has shown dramatic results in its ability to reduce burglaries and return property to owners.

Your driver license number and state should be used as your identifying mark on the valuables in which you engrave you drivers license number. Example TX 12345678

The Police Department has purchased three engravers. These engravers will be loaned out at no cost to our citizens so that you can mark you valuables and discourage theft and help Law Enforcement identify stolen property.

We would also like to encourage our citizens to take full advantage of the free site, https://reportit.leadsonline.com/

On this site residence can upload pictures, receipts of purchase, descriptions, and serial numbers of their valuable for future records.

If you have any questions about this program or need additional information, please reach out to Officer Bryant at 972-225-2225.

National Night Out

WHAT IS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT?

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August (Texas celebrates on the first Tuesday in October). Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

National Night Out Flyer

CRASE training (Citizen response to active shooter)

What is Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Training?

The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Organization (AALERT) made up of representatives from the Texas State University, the San Marcos Police Department, and the Hays County Sheriff’s Office came into existence as a direct result of the Columbine High School tragedy in 1999. This incident demonstrated a need for increased training for first responders and civilians alike in active shooter response. Since its inception in 2002, the ALERRT organization has become a national leader in civilian response to active shooter (CRASE) training. In 2013 the FBI adopted their model and began providing “train the trainer” courses nationwide for law enforcement personnel. The program is designed around the simple acronym ADD which stands for AVOID, DENY, and DEFEND.

In 2017, representatives from the Hutchins Police Department became subject matter experts in this program and have since been offering this valuable training to civilians city-wide. HPD personnel reinforce the ADD acronym through offering several unique blocks of instruction. These stand-alone training blocks can be taught independent of each other or as a collective whole depending on the needs and interest of those requesting the training.

Who can request training?

This training is available to any business, house of worship, school, or other venue located within the City of Hutchins. If interested in applying for training please complete the training request form from the link below. Once submitted, a representative will contact you directly to determine how best to meet your training needs.

Is there a cost for this training?

No! This training is offered as a public service to our community as such this training is completely free. Given the demand for this training, we will make every effort to accommodate as many requests as possible realizing we may not be able to meet all requests.

What training blocks are available?

  • PowerPoint Lecture (pre-requisite to the other blocks)
  • Hands-On First-Aid
  • Hands-On Defensive Tactics
  • Safely Assessment Walk-Through of your facility

These training blocks are designed as stand-alone blocks that can be taught independent of each other or as a collective whole depending on the needs of the requesting entity. Note however that the lecture block is a pre-requisite to the other blocks (with the exception of the safety walk-through) as it provides a much needed foundation. Each block is approximately one hour in length with the full course taking four to five hours to complete. If scheduling is an issue, we can arrange to present blocks on multiple dates. We are limited only by staff availability and your schedule.

Where does the training occur?

Believing learning is maximized when civilians train in areas they are most familiar, we strongly encourage that the training takes place at your facility.

CRASE Training Request Form

What are others saying about the training?

  • "I hope i will never have to apply what i learned from this course, but if I do have to, I will be better equipped to do so."
  • "It was so eye opening and engaging"
  • "The scenarios were my favorite. They taght me a lot about myself. I did not react as i would have expected. It was a real eye opener for me."
  • "Very impresses with how the safety of everyone was stressed(physicl, as well as psycological and emotional), allowing for all people of all types to perticipate at some level a nd learn from the experience."
  • "All Presentations were interesting,as well as applicable. I love the passsion that the presenters have for their topics"
  • "I loved how the scenarios felt so real. It gave us and idea of what to expect in an active shooter situation."
  • "Very useful. real-world applicable subject matter"
  • "This is a topic people don't like to think about, and probably don't. but should we ever find ourselves in an active shooter situation, at least we have allowed our minds to go there, to think, to consider-and we did it in a controlled environment. I think i'll have better chance now. And if i don't, I will have gone out fighting, not hiding under my desk"
  • I thought th einstructors were amazing. They dd a wonderful job. Even though the situation was a bit sressful, they made it feel as real as possible. Very good practice for a real life situation.

Fingerprint Services

We offer fingerprint services for the following reasons:

  • Texas License to Carry
  • Employment
  • Immigration Status

The fee to have your fingerprints taken is $6 per card, and you must bring your own cards.

MeetUp Spot

Buying or selling online? OfferUp has partnered with local businesses and plice stations to create Community MeetUp Spots. They's great places to meet up with someone else to inspect items and complete sales. We encourage you to meet inside the lobby. If you cannot do so, another ideal place would be in the parking lot. Both the lobby and parking lot are brightly lit and equipped with 24 hour live monitored cameras. Officers are always coming and going. There is no change for this service, just look for this sign!

 

Feel free to take advantage of this meetup spot for custody exchanges!

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 P.O. Box 500, 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.

 

Jail Information

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 Department
972-225-2225

Dallas County Jail Lookup System

https://dallascounty.org/jaillookup/search.jsp

 

In Memoriam

Officer Michael Owens Died in the Line of Duty August 26, 1992

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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.

Commend/Complain

Internal Affairs

The Hutchins Police Department is dedicated to providing the best police service possible to all citizens. Employees are carefully selected and trained to provide service to the community. This web page gives an overview of the ways to commend exemplary performance or file a complaint against a Police Department employee.

Commendations

If you see a Police Department employee exhibit outstanding behavior, tell the employee – or us – about it. Following are suggestions for commending an employee.
How to commend a Police Department employee:

  • Write a letter to the employee’s supervisor, the Lieutenant, or the Police Chief at:

    Hutchins Police Department

    205 W. Hickman

    Hutchins, TX 75141

    Commendation letters are logged and placed in the employee’s permanent personnel file.

  • Call the Police Department at 972-225-2225 and ask to speak with the employee’s supervisor.
  • If you are unsure of the employee’s name, describe the employee and list the specific actions or demeanor that impressed you. Mention the location, date and time the incident occurred.

Complaints

When a citizen has a complaint against a Police Department employee the complaint is directed to the department’s Internal Affairs Office. The internal affairs division hours are 8am/4pm Monday through Friday. If the office is closed, you may still file a complaint with any Police Department supervisor, who will then forward your report.
Texas law requires that all complaints against police officers be in writing and signed by the person making the complaint. Complaints must be made within 30 days of the incident unless special circumstances exist. The person who was wronged must file the complaint; other persons may give statements as witnesses.
Internal Affairs investigators will ensure that a thorough investigation of your complaint is conducted. Just as citizens who are arrested must be told the charges against them, a police employee must be given a copy of the complaint before any disciplinary action is taken. When the investigation is completed, you will be notified of the results and action taken.

False Complaints

Filing a false complaint against a police employee is a violation of the Texas Penal Code, Section 37.02. If a person knowingly and intentionally makes a false statement under oath, or swears to the truth of a false statement previously made under oath, a person may be found guilty and punished by a fine up to $4,000, confinement in jail up to one year, or by both fine and imprisonment.

What happens when a complaint is upheld?

When the investigation finds that the charges against a police employee are true, the employee’s Assistant Police Chief notifies the employee and may take one of the following actions:
(1) reprimand the employee verbally or in writing;
(2) suspend the employee without pay;
(3) demote the employee; or
(4) discharge the employee.
Employees can appeal the department’s decision to uphold a complaint and the decision to discipline the employee.
What happens when a complaint is not upheld?
Complaints must be supported by sufficient evidence. When the investigation cannot find the degree of evidence necessary to prove the employee acted improperly, the employee and the citizen are both notified in writing.

Racial Profiling Complaints

CCP Art. 2.132 Law Enforcement Policy on Racial Profiling requires the department to provide public education on the racial profiling complaint process. For the Hutchins Police Department, this process is the same as the department’s complaint process, as described on this web site.
The Hutchins Police Department is vitally interested in taking action when its employees are derelict in their duties or are guilty of wrongdoing. Your complaint will be given a fair and thorough investigation.
Hutchins Police Department

205 W. Hickman
Hutchins, Texas 75141
972-225-2225
info@hutchinspd.org


Asuntos Internos

El Departamento de Policía de Hutchins se dedica a proporcionar el mejor servicio de policía posible a todo ciudadano. Los empleados son cuidadosamente seleccionados y capacitados para prestar servicio a la comunidad. Esta página de web ofrece una visión en general de las maneras de comendar el desempeño ejemplar o presentar una queja en contra de un empleado del Departamento de Policía.

Elogios

Si usted ve que un empleado del Departamento de Policía exhibiendo un comportamiento excepcional, dígale al empleado o a nosotros sobre él.
Las siguientes son sugerencias para elogiar a un empleado.

Cómo elogiar a un empleado del Departamento de Policía:

  • Escribe una carta al supervisor del empleado, al Teniente o al Jefe de Policía en:

    Hutchins Police Department

    205 W. Hickman

    Hutchins, TX 75141

    Las cartas de elogio se registran y se colocan en el archivo de personal permanente del empleado.

  • Llame al Departamento de Policía al 972-225-2225 y pida hablar con el supervisor del empleado.
  • Si no está seguro del nombre del empleado, describa al empleado y liste las acciones específicas o el comportamiento que le impresionó. Mencione la ubicación, fecha y hora en que ocurrió el incidente.

Quejas

Cuando un ciudadano tiene una queja contra un empleado del Departamento de Policía, la queja es dirigida a la Oficina de Asuntos Internos del departamento. Las horas de la división de asuntos internos son 8 am / 4pm de lunes a viernes. Si la oficina está cerrada, usted todavía puede presentar una queja con cualquier supervisor del Departamento de Policía, que también puede entregar el reporte.

La ley de Texas requiere que todas las quejas contra oficiales de policía sean por escrito y firmadas por la persona que hace la queja. Las quejas deben ser hechas dentro de 30 días del incidente a menos que existan circunstancias especiales. La persona que fue agraviada debe presentar la queja; otras personas pueden llenar una declaración como testigo. Los investigadores de Asuntos Internos se asegurarán de que se lleve a cabo una investigación profunda de su queja. Igual como ciudadanos que son arrestados deben ser informados de los cargos en contra de ellos, un empleado de la policía debe recibir una copia de la queja antes de que se tome cualquier acción disciplinaria. Cuando se cumpla la investigación, se le notificará con los resultados y la acción adoptada.

Quejas Falsas

La presentación de una queja falsa contra un empleado de la policía es una violación del Código Penal de Texas, Sección 37.02. Si una persona sabiendo e intencionalmente, hace una declaración falsa bajo juramento, o jura a la verdad de una declaración falsa previamente hecha bajo juramento, esa persona puede ser considerada culpable y castigada con una multa hasta $ 4,000, confinamiento en la cárcel hasta un año, o juntamente con multa y prisión.

Que: sucede cuando una queja es sostenida?

Cuando la investigación encuentra que los cargos contra un empleado de la policía son verdaderos, el Jefe de Policía Adjunto notifica al empleado y puede tomar una de las siguientes acciones:

(1) reprender al empleado verbalmente o por escrito;
(2) suspender al empleado sin pago;
(3) degradar al empleado; o
(4) despedir del trabajo al empleado.

Empleados pueden apelar la decisión del departamento en sostener una queja y la decisión de disciplina al empleado.

Que: sucede cuando una queja no es sostenida?

Las quejas deben estar respaldadas por pruebas suficientes. Cuando la investigación no puede encontrar el grado de evidencia necesario para demostrar que el empleado actuó incorrectamente, el empleado y el ciudadano son notificados por escrito.

Quejas de perfil racial

CCP Art. 2.132 La Políza de Cumplimiento de la Ley de Perfil Racial requiere que el departamento proporcione educación pública sobre el proceso de quejas contra el perfil racial. Para el Departamento de Policía de Hutchins, este proceso es el mismo que el proceso de queja del departamento, como se describe en este sitio web.

El Departamento de Policía de Hutchins está vitalmente interesado en tomar accion cuando sus empleados han demostrado desamparar sus funciones o son culpables de mala conducta. Su queja será dada una investigación justa y profunda.

205 W. Hickman
Hutchins, Texas 75141
972-225-2225
info@hutchinspd.org

 

Code Enforcement

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 click here to see the list of City of Hutchins Ordinances.

 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Code Enforcement issues please contact:

Juan Salas

972-225-6151

jsalas@cityofhutchins.org

Careers

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 applying may contact:

972-225-2225

puckett237@hutchinspd.org

To view current available job opportunities go to our Jobs page here.

Police Department Divisions

Administrative Division

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.

Patrol Division

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 the Criminal Investigation Division.

 

Annual Reports

The Hutchins Police Department will publish the Annual Contact Report" which includes information on racial Profiling every year around February. For any questions, please contact the police department at 972-225-3380.

 

Reports and Forms

Electronic Documents

Fill out the electronic form and submit online

PDF Documents

Return all completed forms to the Hutchins Police Department either by mail or in person.

Helpful Information

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

 

  • Hutchins Police Department Non-Emergency (972)225-2225
  • Wilmer Police Department (972)441-6565
  • Hutchins State Jail (972)225-1304
  • Dallas County Sheriff's Office (214)749-8641
  • Dallas Police Department (972)225-2225
  • Dallas Independent School District Police (972)749-2300
  • Poison Control Center (800)222-1222
  • Suicide Crisis Center (800)273-8255
  • Genesis Women's Center (214)389-7700
  • Dallas County DA's office (Protective Orders) (214)653-3528
  • Texas Department of Family Protective Services (214)372-8700
  • Courtesy patrol (214)320-4444
  • Oncor 888.313.4747