Mar 15, 2023

City of Hutchinson fires Police Chief Jeff Hooper

Posted Mar 15, 2023 12:30 AM
Jeff Hooper courtesy photo
Jeff Hooper courtesy photo

HUTCHINSON — Hutchinson will be searching for a new police chief. 

According to the city's website, Alan Stoecklein is the Interim Chief.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the city's website lists Alan Stoecklein as the Interim Chief of Police.

City Manager Kendal Francis told Hutch Post that the city does not comment on personnel matters, but Hutch Post personnel saw then Chief Jeff Hooper in uniform at the KLETC event Monday afternoon.

According to a screenshot of an email to police employees provided to Hutch Post, Hooper was terminated, effective immediately, on Tuesday.

Hooper was a longtime officer with the Riley County Police Department when he was named Hutchinson police chief in 2018.