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 approximately 790,000 people, Northeast Indiana is an 11-county region that fits all kinds of lifestyles. Enjoy Fort Wayne’s vibrant downtown, the slower pace of smaller communities like Angola, or find outdoor adventure in the northern lake counties.