June 15, 2017 - The Fort Wayne Police Department is graduating its 62nd Basic Recruit Class today. The class is comprised of one female and 25 males.

The recruits spent the last 21 weeks in the academy working on their core curriculum such as Criminal Law, Traffic Law, Firearms Training, Defensive Tactics, Physical Conditioning, Emergency Vehicle Operation, First Responder First Aid, C.I.T. (Crisis Intervention Team Certified), and Geo-Fort Wayne just to name a few.

“The City of Fort Wayne is committed to providing the best public safety services possible,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “Our new officers are dedicated individuals who’ve been called to make a lasting and meaningful difference in our community. We’re fortunate to be able to add additional personnel to the Fort Wayne Police Department to serve and protect residents, neighborhoods and businesses.” 

“I want to be the first to congratulate our new officers of the 62nd recruit class," said Police Chief Steve Reed. “I know these officers will serve their community honorably, keeping neighborhoods safe and making sure that our department continues to be a model for others across the country.”

With this graduating class, the Fort Wayne Police Department will be staffed to 457 officers.