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)