FWPD accepting applications

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- The Fort Wayne Police Department announced Friday it is actively seeking qualified candidates for a future academy class in 2015.

The application process will start on Saturday, March 15, 2014 and run through Tuesday, May 1, 2014.

Interested candidates can apply online by going to the FWPD website or the City of Fort Wayne site.

Basic requirements listed by FWPD are below:

General Standards

  • Pre-Employment Physical Fitness Test
    – Sit-ups: 25 or more (in one minute or less)
    – Push-ups: 21 or more (“male-style” without stopping )
    – Vertical jump: 14″ or higher (three attempts allowed)
    – 300 Meter Run: 82 seconds (or less)
    – 1 1/2 Mile Run: 17 minutes and 30 seconds (or less)

(Physical Standards increase prior to exit of the Basic Recruit Class)

  • 21-35 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • High school diploma, the equivalent, or a G.E.D.; education beyond high school preferred.
  • Correctable vision to 20-30 in each eye.
  • Physically and mentally able to perform essential job functions of the patrol officer position.
  • Good moral character and free of any convictions involving felonious criminal activity or domestic battery.
  • Meet residency requirements consistent with Indiana statute (live in Allen County or adjacent Indiana county).
  • Indiana motor vehicle operator’s license required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to serve others.

Drug Use Policy

  • No marijuana use within 3 years;
  • No other illegal drug use (including anabolic steroids) within 10 years;
  • Never sold, distributed, manufactured or transported any illegal drug; and
  • Never used a prescription drug or legally obtainable substance in a manner for which it was not intended within 3 years.

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