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Chief's Message
Police Chief Steve Reed

Chief Steve Reed

As Chief of the Fort Wayne Police Department, I want to welcome you to our website.  Please take a few minutes to learn more about our agency, programs, staff, and the latest news.  Whether you are just curious about the agency, or looking for specific facts or details, I think you will find a great deal of valuable information here.

I am honored to be the Police Chief in Fort Wayne.  To be given an opportunity to serve this vibrant city is the chance of a lifetime. Leading an agency of dedicated professionals who recognize their calling and who…


Our Mission

The Fort Wayne Police Department, in partnership with our community, will strive to protect the life, property and personal liberties of all individuals. We believe that the overall quality of life for all residents will improve through the deterrence of criminal activity and an understanding of the diversity of cultures within this community.

Furthermore, we recognize the need for fair and impartial enforcement of the law with attention given to the highest possible quality of service delivery to the community.

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Featured Crimes

You can make a difference. The FWPD is actively seeking information for the following crimes. View Cases >>

FWPD Photo Gallery

Photos that detail the history, community service and involvement of the FWPD. View Photos >>

Upcoming Events

Notable occasions and happenings involving the FWPD.
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Missing Persons

If you can provide information on the whereabouts of these individuals, please contact Crime Stoppers at 260-436-7867. Read More >>