Application Process

The Fort Wayne Police Department’s application period has closed. Applications are no longer being accepted.

The following information will assist current applicants for the testing process:

  • Visit our Careers and What to Expect pages to learn more about the process.
  • Documents to help prepare for exam:


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:


Applicants may order the “NPST-R Candidate Orientation Guide” by clicking the following link: 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.