FWPD welcomes 9 new officers in lateral moves

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Fort Wayne Police Department has nine new officers – all veterans who moved from other police forces in the area.

The Fort Wayne Police Department swore in nine new officers who moved laterally into the department from other departments around the area.
The Fort Wayne Police Department swore in nine new officers who moved laterally into the department from other departments around the area.

Seven men and two women were formally sworn in as Fort Wayne Police Officers on Monday at the Public Safety Academy. Eight of the officers moved laterally from Indiana police departments. Another moved from the Lima Ohio Police Department.

The department said the officers have law enforcement experience from two years to 11 years.

“I look forward to having these seasoned officers help augment our department,” said Police Chief Steve Reed. “With an additional recruit class that we plan to have start in January 2017, the Fort Wayne Police Department strives to being prepared for the demands placed on us.”

The new officers will begin training at the city’s Public Safety Academy.

“I am committed to ensuring that public safety has the resources necessary to effectively and safely do their jobs,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “As stated before my goal is to make Fort Wayne the safest city of its size in America.”

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