Henderson Leroy Hutchinson was born on the island of Barbados. He began his law enforcement career in the royal Barbados Police force, where he served for six years. He immigrated to the United States in 1977 and enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served for eight years. Mr. Hutchinson separated from the United States Air Force in 1986, obtaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Mr. Hutchinson became a police officer with the NYPD in 1986. He worked
closely and tirelessly with the various segments of the East Flatbush Community, Block Associations, Community Boards, School Boards and elected officials. During his tenure in East Flatbush, co-workers and neighborhood people affectionately gave him the nicknames “Hutch” and “Brooklyn.”
Mr. Hutchinson has received many commendations for his hard work. Some of these include the New York City Police Hammerdinger Award for Excellence in Policing, Kings County Community Policing Award, the Beacon of Hope Award, the Distinguished Public Services Award, and the Community Service Award, among many others.
Mr. Hutchinson attended St. Josephs College where he majored in Organizational Management, and the United States Air Force Community College, where he studied Logistics Management. He is a member of the Barbados Ex-Police Association, member of Guyana Ex-Police Association, as well as a member of the Caribbean Law Enforcement Association. When off duty, he tutors and mentors youth at the Barbados Ex-Police Association and at the family Renaissance Center. He also volunteers with many community civic organizations.
Recognizing that his work was not yet finished, Mr. Hutchinson came out of retirement and is now working for Assemblyman Nick Perry, in partnership with the community and doing what he loves.