The SDBPOA congratulates NBPA Region 1 Treasurer/SDBPOA Director (and former BPOA President) Lieutenant Steven Hutchinson as he retires after 32 years of dedicated service with the San Diego Police Department, and San Diego Black Police Officers Association (SDBPOA).

Steve, like many past BPOA Presidents, has been an association pillar as a BPOA leader. He is part of a cast of members who lead from the front, showing his passion and commitment to the NBPA and the BPOA. Moreover, Steve is someone I have counted on for his reliability. Steve wore many hats for the BPOA, not only as a former President, he held nearly every position on the board during his career. He was also the BPOA’s historian, resident DJ (as DJ Hutch Cat), and signature drink wombat mixologist. If you have had the wombat (and can remember) you know what I’m talking about.

As Steve retires from the SDPD Traffic Motor Unit (his dream job with the police department), he won’t be too far away as he starts his new job with the San Diego County District Attorney Bureau of Investigation as a DA Investigator.

On behalf of the SDBPOA I thank you Brother Steve Hutchinson for your overwhelming commitment, support, dedication to the SDBPOA and personally for your decades of friendship. You and Bryan were there the day I graduated the academy, and we’ve been friends ever since.

CONGRATULATIONS STEVE AND HAPPY RETIREMENT! FOR 32 YEARS YOU HAVE REPRESENTED THE BPOA WITH DISTINCTION!