January 23, 2017 - The Fort Wayne Police Department’s 62nd basic recruit class consisting of 32 recruits began today. It's a 21-week journey toward becoming fully commissioned police officers.
The class is made up of:
1-Fort Wayne Firefighter-Arson Investigator (not included in the count of 32)
“Public safety is critical to the current and future success of the City of Fort Wayne,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “I’m encouraged by the start of this recruit class as we continue our commitment to keeping residents, neighborhoods and businesses as safe as possible. I’m proud of the work performed each day by the Fort Wayne Police Department. Now more than ever all of us must come together united to make a meaningful difference.”
“My commitment is to our City and our Police Department. Ensuring that we have the appropriate staffing levels to effectively provide the service necessary at keeping Fort Wayne safe is reflected in this recruit class," stated Chief Reed.