If you have a medical emergency within the City of Hutchinson, call 9-1-1. All police officers have received training in medical emergency response and work very closely with paramedic units from Alina and Hutchinson Health. If the medical emergency requires paramedics or transport to a medical facility, the 9-1-1 dispatcher will alert the Alina ambulance service for additional assistance.
Hutchinson Police Department Dispatch Center
Hutchinson Police Department hosts its own Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) providing 9-1-1 dispatch services for police, fire and medical emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Use 9-1-1 to:
- Report a situation which requires a police officer at the scene
- Summon an ambulance for medical assistance
- Report a fire
- Report a crime in progress
- Report suspicious activity (e.g. alarms, shots fired, shouts for help, sounds of glass breaking, unfamiliar person carrying items from a house)
9-1-1 calls from pay phones are free. You do not have to deposit money to make the call.
TTY users should press any key EXCEPT the space bar after dialing 9-1-1.
Stay calm and briefly describe the problem. Give the full address where the problem is occurring, including apartment number. Be as specific as possible.
Answer the operator’s questions and stay on the line until the operator terminates the call. Help can be sent while you talk. Inform the operator if you wish to remain anonymous or if you want to speak to the squad that responds to your call.
Call 9-1-1 back if the situation changes. If the problem ends, let the operator know that a squad car is not needed. If the problem worsens, let the operator know so the call can be upgraded.
If you have been a victim of a crime in the City of Hutchinson, call 9-1-1. If you are reporting an accident or something of a non-emergency nature and would like a police officer to take a report, you can contact the police department through its non-emergency number at (320) 587-2242.
To obtain the name of an officer who assisted you, call the police department at (320) 587-2242. Please provide your name, date of incident, and location. With this information, the Police Department can provide you with the name of the officer. You can then speak to the officer or leave a voice mail, the officer will contact you at their earliest convenience.
Drug Task Force
The Hutchinson Police Department is a member of the Southwest Metro Drug Task Force (SWMDTF) along with the McLeod, Scott, and Carver County Sheriff’s Offices, West Hennepin, and other police departments through four counties. The SWMDTF is charged with investigating violations of the states controlled substance laws. The SWMDTF is governed by the chiefs of police from each municipal jurisdiction and the Hennepin County Sheriff. Funding for the SWMDTF is financed by an annual contribution from each member agency and proceeds from cases involving drug forfeitures.
Special Response Team
The Hutchinson Police Department SRT partners with the McLeod County Sheriff’s Department Team to provide officers for special response services. Officers are highly trained to respond to situations needing high-risk warrant services, hostage, crowd control, hostage negotiation, snipers, and critical incidents.
The Hutchinson Police Department’s Special Response (SRT) team includes highly trained officers who use specialized weapons and tactics to handle high-risk situations beyond the scope of the patrol and investigative divisions. Examples of situations for which a SRT team would be used include high-risk arrests and warrants, barricaded and armed suspects, hostage rescue, crowd control, dignitary protection and disaster response. The team’s primary goal is to resolve situations as safely as possible for everyone involved. The Hutchinson Police Department is a stand-alone SRT team, that partner with the team from McLeod County Sheriff’s Office.
Employees of the Hutchinson Police Department are dedicated professionals committed to facilitate the public protection from crime and provide services that enhance the safety and quality of life of our community. To that end, we encourage feedback from the public and would like to hear about your interaction with police department personnel.
If you recently required the service of the police department, please share your experience with us by filling out the form below. Your input will go directly to Hutchinson Police Chief Thomas Gifferson. If you would like to be contacted by the chief, please indicate that in your comments along with your contact information.