Career Opportunities

The Fort Wayne Police Department application process is currently closed. Please check back periodically to see if a new academy recruit class has been scheduled.

 

If you have the desire to work in a law enforcement career and for a professional organization, then you may want to consider the Fort Wayne Police Department as your future employer. The City of Fort Wayne is located in northeast Indiana, and is the second largest in the state. The City encompasses an area of about 110.67 square miles with a population of  approximately 258,522 people.  Fort Wayne‘s cultural climate is increasingly diverse. The Department welcomes applicants from multiple perspectives, diverse backgrounds, varied skill sets, and creative insights. The Fort Wayne Police Department is a full-service, highly sophisticated professional agency. It has an authorized strength of 460 sworn officers.  Through innovative leadership and dedication to providing quality services, our Department maximizes its resources to provide a high quality work environment . We give our officers the same respect and concern that we expect them to show all citizens they contact in the line of duty.

Visit What to Expect for an overview of the hiring process for both new recruits and lateral transfers.

Career Opportunity Handout

Lateral Transfer Publication 

Positions within the Fort Wayne Police Department:

  • Patrol Officer
  • Investigative Detectives
  • Vice/Narcotics Detective
  • Hit/Run Accident Investigator
  • Internal Affairs Investigator
  • 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