South Hutchinson Police Department

  • Agency: South Hutchinson Police Department
  • Address: 10 E Blanchard Ave, South Hutchinson, 67505 KS
  • Chief: Scott Jones (Chief of Police)
Phone: 620-560-6251
Fax: 620-560-6281

South Hutchinson Police Department is located at 10 E Blanchard Ave, South Hutchinson, 67505 KS. The Chief of Police of the department is Scott Jones. The South Hutchinson Police Department phone number is 620-560-6251.

South Hutchinson Police Department News

Woodie Seat Bridge The Woodie Seat Bridge will be two-lane traffic beginning Monday, April 30, 2018 in order to complete the bridge rehabilitation. The bridge will be two-lane traffic until further notified.

We will be a drop off site again for the National Drug Take Back Campaign. The event is this Saturday April 28 from 10AM-2PM.

STORM SIREN ACTIVATION Due to changes in the system the storm sirens in South Hutchinson cannot currently be activated remotely. The system is scheduled for upgrades to correct this problem. Until the upgrades are completed each siren will be activated manually by the members of the police, fire, and/or city maintenance crews. During an emergency weather event this may take several minutes to accomplish. As during anytime, please do not rely solely on the storm sirens for notification of hazardous weather conditions. If you have a weather radio please check to make sure it is up to date, batteries are fresh, etc. There are also several weather alert applications that can be downloaded to your mobile device. As we enter into the storm season, please make sure that you have an emergency plan in place that includes a storm kit. Follow the the link below for more information. https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit

http://ag.ks.gov/media-center/news-releases/2018/04/13/south-hutchinson-police-chief-recognized-for-service-to-crime-victims

If you are missing a very energetic black and white pit bull mix puppy, he is anxiously waiting for you to pick him up!

South Hutchinson Police Department 10 E. Blanchard Avenue South Hutchinson Liquids, pressurized containers, or needles can not be accepted. Thank you.

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMUNICATORS WEEK This week we honor those members of our Emergency Services family that seldom get recognized, our 911 dispatchers. Dispatchers are the critical link between us and you. You call them at your life's worst times. They listen to your pain, fears, and anxiety, all the while absorbing it so they can get you the help you need. Officers depend on them for fast, accurate information, so we can properly perform our duties. And, when things go bad for us, they are our lifeline. They work under extremely stressful conditions, are often verbally abused, critisized for not providing service faster, and are expected to handle all this in a calm, polite, unfazed manner, which they nearly always do. So this week we take a moment to say those words not said enough, THANK YOU!

Thank you very much to the citizen who paid for Deputy VanWey and I’s lunch today at Gambinos. Ofc. Zerger #506

Today we met with employee's at Straub during their safety meeting. The topic of discussion was active shooter safety. Thank you to the member's of the local Emergency Response Team that assisted our department in putting on this training.

Citizens are getting contacted by individuals claiming to be IRS employees and demanding payment or face arrest. Be alert and remember: The IRS Will Never: Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Generally, the IRS will first mail a bill to any taxpayer who owes taxes. Threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have the taxpayer arrested for not paying. Demand that taxes be paid without giving taxpayers the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed. Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone. Call you about an unexpected refund. For Taxpayers Who Don’t Owe Taxes or Don’t Think They Do: Do not give out any information. Hang up immediately. Contact TIGTA to report the call. Use their IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting web page. Alternatively, call 800-366-4484. Report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the “FTC Complaint Assistant” on FTC.gov. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" in the notes. Stay alert to scams that use the IRS as a lure. Tax scams can happen any time of year, not just at tax time. For more information visit Tax Scams and Consumer Alerts on IRS.gov. Taxpayers have a set of fundamental rights they should be aware of when dealing with the IRS. These are the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Explore these rights and the agency’s obligations to protect them on IRS.gov.

Several fires have already been reported today due to downed power lines. Keep our firefighters in mind, they have a long stressful day ahead of them!

Storm Fury on the Plains February 28, 2018 630 pm Hutchinson Fire Department Command and Training Center 3201 E 4th Ave Hutchinson KS 67501 Meteorologists from the National Weather Service office in Wichita will be presenting information that will help prepare storm spotters and weather enthusiasts for the upcoming storm season. Weather Service staff will provide an in depth weather presentation that will engage the audience by teaching them about the different types of storms, the individual storm features that help a person to recognize a storms potential severity, how to report hazardous weather, and severe weather safety. The presentations typically last up to two hours. They are open to anyone that has an interest in weather. There are no fees to attend, you do not have to register, and you do not have to sign up to be a spotter. So, if you are interested in learning more about severe thunderstorms and their hazards, please take the time to come out and join us for a very interesting and enjoyable evening. Todd Strain Reno County Emergency Management

This friendly female was found in the 300 block of East Avenue A. She can be picked up during business hours at Prairie Vista. P.S. she found a skunk friend along her journey.

City of Hutchinson –Reno County Keeps Citizens Safe and Informed with Everbridge. Residents and Businesses Can Sign Up to Receive Critical Communications and Emergency Alerts Hutchinson, Ks February 27, 2018 — 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 Civic Ready system which was used previously. Those Residents who were registered on Civic Ready will have to register on the new Everbridge system. Residents are encouraged to register immediately to receive these alerts: https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085617923#/login Hutchinson and Reno County will use the Everbridge emergency notification system to alert residents about a variety of events, ranging from fires, floods, public safety emergencies, 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 data base (land line telephones) will be subscribed to alerts by phone in the near future, but Everbridge allows citizens to self-register, provide additional contact information or opt out. Hutchinson & Reno County recognizes the need to ensure public safety, community awareness and emergency response. To uphold this,when critical information and public service announcements are available, we need to reach our residents as quickly and reliably as possible. The new emergency notification system allows Hutchinson and Reno County to disseminate this information across all types of devices, ensuring residents have access to real-time public information when they need it the most. The emergency notification system will not be linking to alerts from the National Weather Service. There are other avenues available to receive reliable weather information. These options include local news, the internet, a variety of smart phone applications, weather radios, etc. “A resilient, comprehensive critical communications system is an essential tool for Hutchinson and Reno County to be able to notify thousands of residents and businesses rapidly and efficiently,” said Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge. “Everbridge is proud to have been selected by Hutchinson and Reno County as a critical component of its public safety and emergency response program.” Register for Everbridge Resident Alerts now. www.hutchgov.com / www.renogov.org

The South Hutchinson Municipal Court Clerk has recently been relocated to the City Office at 2 S. Main St. You will need to make payments for court fines at the City Office instead of the Police Department. Court is still held at the Police Department at 10 E Blanchard Ave. every second and fourth Tuesday. When you call the phone number for the Police Department, (620) 560-6251 you will need to select 1 or 2 depending on if you wish to speak to the Police Department or Court Clerk. The direct line to Municipal Court is (620) 560-6282 and the new fax number is (620) 663-7165.

Be careful on your drive to work this morning. Roads are exceptionally slippery. Please buckle up, slow down, keep your distance from other vehicles, and clear your windshields before you drive

Early morning post about road conditions this morning, they are terrible. Roads are covered in black ice and extremely sick. Use caution, slow down, and drive defensively this morning if you have to get out and about. OFC Bosley

I'm sorry I'm a little late with this post, as you can see by the missing cookies, but we wanted to say thank you to the Sheppard family who brought us these cookies on Valentines day. We appreciate you very much!

The South Hutchinson Police Department needs your help in identifying this subject. He's the person of interest in many credit card frauds throughout the area mostly at Kwik Shops. Suspect was last seen driving a black colored suv. If you can identify him please call the South Hutchinson Police Department (620)560-6251 or Reno County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and reference case number 2018-0282 or 2018- 0405