The Support Services Division consists of all other units in the Hutto Police Department that are not assigned to Patrol or Administrative. This division handles a wide variety of operations including:
- Background Investigations
- Community Relations Programs
- Department Training
- Equipment Supply
- Fleet Maintenance
- Property and Evidence Tracking
The goals of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) are to investigate criminal offenses, prepare cases for prosecution and reduce crime. Criminal offenses that require follow-ups are assigned to detectives. A substantial amount of these cases are cleared by means such as arrest and filing with the District and County Attorneys. Detectives work a variety of crimes from misdemeanors to capital felonies. The criteria and solvability factors that determine whether a case may be assigned for follow-up investigation include, but are not limited to, the nature of the crime, suspect information, property identification, witness information and the presence of physical evidence.
Professional Standards Unit
The Professional Standards Unit is responsible for many tasks related to maintaining a high level of professionalism throughout the police department. These task include internal affairs investigations, background investigation for police applicants, maintaining officer training records, updating and distributing department policies, and Texas Best Practices compliance.
Community Resource Unit
The Community Resource Unit provides a direct link between the department and the community though a number of programs and activities. This unit is responsible for planning and coordinating the Hutto Citizen Police Academy, as well as the Advanced Citizen Police Academy for the general public. This unit also coordinates the Police Explorer Program, National Night Out, attends HOA meeting, assists with neighborhood watch programs and other community events.
Crime Scene Unit
The Crime Scene Unit responds to major crime scenes to collect evidence and photograph/document the scene. This unit is also responsible for maintaining the chain of custody for all evidence, property and digital evidence stored at the police department. The crime scene unit also routes evidence to the appropriate laboratories for analysis.
Hutto Animal Control works hard to reunite lost pets with owners. When a pet is found, it's scanned for a microchip. If microchipped the owners are contacted immediately, for that reason always keep owner information current. If a found animal is not microchipped, our team reaches out to several Hutto area pet forums via social media to post pictures and contact information within minutes of pick-up.
The Code Enforcement Division is now part of the Hutto Police Department. As part of the public safety team, Code Enforcement works to uphold the laws established by the City of Hutto and the State of Texas to maintain the health, safety and sanitation of our community. Strong, consistent code enforcement ensures safe, desirable living and working environments, helps maintain property values, and works toward the goal of preserving neighborhood integrity and enhancement of community values.