The Fort Wayne Police Department, in partnership with our community, will strive to protect the life, property and personal liberties of all individuals. We believe that the overall quality of life for all residents will improve through the deterrence of criminal activity and an understanding of the diversity of cultures within this community. Furthermore, we recognize the need for fair and impartial enforcement of the law with attention given to the highest possible quality of service delivery to the community. The proud tradition of the Fort Wayne Police Department (FWPD) began in 1829 with a single “Village Marshal”. That tradition continues today with 480 sworn officers and approximately 62 civilians. The FWPD is led by Police Chief Stephen Reed.
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Fort Wayne Police Department is located in Fort Wayne, IN, which is situated in Northeast Indiana. Home to nearly 800,000 residents, Northeast Indiana offers the best of urban and rural living with the amenities of the state’s second largest city in Fort Wayne paired with the outdoor adventure of Indiana’s northern lake counties.