Police co-location discussion continues

City and County Officials Continue to Meet to Discuss the Co-Location of Law Enforcement Agencies

City and County officials met July 23 to continue the discussion of co-locating the headquarters of the Allen County Sheriff'€™s Department and the Fort Wayne Police Department. Present at the meeting were Mayor Tom Henry, Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters, County Councilwoman Paula Hughes, Police Chief Rusty York and Sheriff Ken Fries. 

“Today'€™s meeting was very positive. I remain incredibly optimistic about this possibility and look forward to our continued discussions with the County,” said Mayor Henry. “Having both the Police and Sheriff Departments under the same roof would be tremendous for our community.”

County Councilwoman Paula Hughes said, “I see a very serious possibility that this could happen this time. It'€™s great to see everyone at the table making a good faith effort on something that would be such a benefit to our community.”

The same group will meet again in two weeks to continue discussions.