Hatten Begins Service as President of MCPA 17 May 18

Hutchinson Police Chief Daniel Hatten will serve the next year as President of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association. 

Chief Hatten

Hatten has been a member of MCPA’s board of directors for several years and became president at the association’s recent training conference.  He says MCPA was instrumental in helping guide him in his early days as a chief and continues to support his work.

“This is the ultimate source of learning what the issues are today in law enforcement across Minnesota and the nation,” says Chief Hatten.  “It makes me a far better police chief and it gives me far more resources than I ever would have had if I was just the police chief in Hutchinson and not reached out.”

Connecting chiefs and law enforcement leaders, especially in rural areas, will remain a goal for Hatten.  He will lead MCPA through its strategic goals, which include promoting careers in law enforcement and making training programs and MCPA events more accessible across the region.  More than 450 public safety leaders attended MCPA’s recent Executive Training Institute and Law Enforcement Expo in Duluth.

“MCPA is incredibly lucky to have Chief Hatten lead our association,” says Andy Skoogman, executive director of the association.  “He is well regarded not just by his fellow chiefs of police, but by the public safety and criminal justice community across our state.”

Hatten leads the Hutchinson Police Department which has 43 employees, including 23 sworn officers.  He also serves as the community’s director of emergency management.