The Fort Wayne Police Department application period has closed. Please check back periodically for updates on new Basic Recruit and Lateral classes.



  • Patrol Officer
  • Investigative Detectives
  • Vice/Narcotics Detective
  • Hit/Run Accident Inv.
  • Internal Affairs Inv.
  • Public Information Officer
  • Canine Officer
  • Academy Instructor
  • School Resource Officer
  • Hispanic Liaison Officer
  • Crisis Intervention Officer/Team
  • Explosive Ordinance Disposal Inv.
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • Critical Response Team
  • Emergency Services Team
  • Inter-agency Task Force Member
  • Honor Guard
  • Pipe Band



  • Sit-ups: 25 or more (in one minute or less)
  • Push-ups: 21 or more (‘male style’ push-ups without stopping)
  • Vertical jump: 14” or higher (three attempts allowed)
  • 300 meter run: 82 seconds (or less)
  • 1.5 mile run: 17:30 (or less)

*Standards increase prior to exit of the Basic Recruit Class



  • Successfully complete pre-employment physical fitness test.
  • 21-35 years of age at 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.
  • Meet residency requirement consistent with Indiana statue (live in Allen County or adjacent Indiana county upon academy graduation).
  • Indiana motor vehicle operator’s license required.
  • 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.


  • Vacation:
    • Accrued days- based on years of service
  • Paid Holidays
  • Personal Days
  • State Pension:
    • 20 years of service; State administered pension– collectable at age 52. City contributes entire pension costs.
  • Insurance:
    • City-paid life insurance & City-paid accidental death insurance; several health insurance options available.



  • Probationary Officer pay (1st year): $47,758.36
  • Patrol Officer pay (after 1st year): $53,064.96
  • 2nd shift bonus: $3,300
  • 3rd shift bonus: $6,300
  • Longevity bonus
  • Education bonus
  • Uniform allowance: All initial uniforms and equipment furnished at time of hire. Body armor and weapon also provided.
  • FWPD has a take home vehicle program.