The Fort Wayne Police Department is now accepting applications for Patrol Officers (Basic Recruits) and Laterals. The same application is used for both type of applicants but there is a section where you can select which type. 

Currently the attachment option in the application is not working. Please email attachments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Be sure to note which application they should be directed towards. 

Step 1:

-Text "JOINFWPD" to 260-233-9850 to text or chat with a recruiter. 

Step 2:

 CLICK HERE TO APPLY 

 


The following information will assist applicants:

  • FWPD JOB DESCRIPTION:

pdfPatrol and Lateral Officer Job Description- CLICK HERE

  • WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE PROCESS:  

Please CLICK HERE to learn more about the selection process overview.

  • THE FOLLOWING ARE DOCUMENTS TO HELP PREPARE YOU FOR THE EXAM :

 Reading Comprehension Manual:B

Candidates must study this guide for at least two weeks prior to their test dates. There will be twenty questions on the exam which draw directly from this Reading Manual. Click here to access the Reading Comprehension Manual: Reading Comprehension Manual for Entry-Level LE Officers


 Candidate Orientation Guide (Optional):B

Applicants may order the “NPST-R Candidate Orientation Guide” by clicking the following link:  Candidate Orientation Guide . The guide will cover the whole test which will include the practice test questions.

The NPST_R Candidate Orientation Guide can be downloaded as a PDF file and saved or printed. Please read through the disclaimer page in order to have a successful download.  There will be an option to pay with a PayPal account or as a PayPal guest with a debit/credit card. The download link will be located on the Order Details-Checkout Status page once payment is submitted and PayPal redirects the process back to the FPSI site. 

Applicants must pay close attention to ALL instructions on both FPSI and PayPal’s websites in order to download any guide properly.