June 5, 2019 - Fort Wayne Police Department Chief Steve Reed swore in nine new Lateral TransferFort Wayne Police Department Chief Steve Reed swore in nine new Lateral Transfer Officers on Monday June 3, 2019. Eight of the nine Lateral Transfer Officers come to usfrom different Indiana Police Departments and the ninth from an Illinois Police Department.
These Officers will embark on a five-week academy to familiarize themselves with Fort Wayne Police Department policies, procedures and paperwork. They will then enter field training with experienced Fort Wayne Police Officers for a period of time.The makeup of the class is the following: one male Hispanic, one male Black, one Asian/Pacific Islander and six male Whites. We welcome these Officers to the FortWayne Police Department.