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Fort Wayne Police Department

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.

Being both a military veteran and a Police Officer are great honors. There are a lot of skills you learn as a solider, that carry over into law enforcement: Attention to detail, emotional control, marksmanship, defensive tactics, diversity, physical fitness, and unit cohesion; just to name a few. Most importantly however, is the service mentality. A life of service and sacrifice are noble virtues that few professions offer. The ability to give back to your community, to use the skills developed over a lifetime, for positive change is unparalleled. The life-long relationships that you foster in the community and with your Brothers and Sisters in Blue are priceless. So, if you’re looking both for a rewarding and challenging career, look no further then law enforcement: a career that needs good people now more than ever….
Jeremy Webb, United States Army, Current Sergeant, and Public Information Officer of the Fort Wayne Police Department.

Career Pathways at Fort Wayne Police Department

Civil Engineer

Designs and supervises construction projects such as airports, bridges, channels, dams, railroads, and roads.
Median Salary:$68,605
Desired Skillstechnical, mathematical, leadership, decision-making
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Data Science

Help solve complex problems using sophisticated computers and machine learning.
Median Salary:$118,370
Desired Skillsmathematical mind, creative thinker, strong analytical skills
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Development

Create, test, and optimize applications.
Median Salary:$69,430
Desired Skillsquick learner, sharp eye, customer focused
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Come join over 100 other Veterans who help make the Fort Wayne Police Department the full-service, proud, and professional Police Department that it is today. Talk to a Recruiter today by texting JoinFWPD to 260-233-9850.
Come join over 100 other Veterans who help make the Fort Wayne Police Department the full-service, proud, and professional Police Department that it is today. Talk to a Recruiter today by texting JoinFWPD to 260-233-9850.

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What's Fort Wayne Police Department all about?

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What's Fort Wayne Police Department all about?

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The Fort Wayne Police Department, led by Chief Steve Reed, is a diverse organization. An organization with a range of backgrounds, military experience, educational expertise, knowledge, and life experience that serves our community with integrity and professionalism. With a full time training staff at our own local academy we are dedicated to the training of our officers. Where do you see yourself? We see you as the next Patrolman, K9 Officer, School Resource Officer, Drone operator, EST (SWAT) Team member, Public Safety Response member, Hazardous Device Unit Technician, Fatal Crash Team member, Crisis Response Team member, Bicycle Patrol Officer, Gang and Violent Crimes Task Force Detective, Street Crimes Detective, Vice & Narcotics Detective, or an Investigative Services Detective. Your desire to serve continues with the Fort Wayne Police Department. Answer the call. #JoinUS.

Where is Fort Wayne Police Department Located?

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.