February 5, 2018 - Earlier today, the 63rd basic recruit class of the Fort Wayne Police Department consisting of 28 recruits began their journey toward becoming fully commissioned officers.
Police Chief Steve Reed stated, “I am honored to welcome these fine young men and women to our academy. I look forward to them serving our residents with distinction and continuing our efforts at keeping our community safe.”
The class is made up of:
“I'm encouraged by the professionalism and dedication of our new police recruits as they begin their journey today to serve and protect our City,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “We're fortunate to live in a community that supports public safety efforts to ensure Fort Wayne is a safe and successful place to live, work and play.”
The department is budgeted to a staff of 466 officers. When this recruit class graduates June 28, the staffing levels will be at or near 473 officers that will allow for the backfill of known future retirements.