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FWPD 60th Recruit Class February 7, 2014

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For Immediate Release   

February 7, 2014

Fort Wayne Police Department’s 60th Basic Recruit Class


On Monday, February 10th the 60th basic recruit class of the Fort Wayne Police Department consisting of 22-raw recruits will being their journey towards becoming fully commissioned officers.

In June 2013 the Fort Wayne City Council approved a tax increase that allowed for the department to move forward in initiating the recruitment process. The department is authorized to a staff of 460 officers but due to a large number of retirements fell well below that number.

Chief of Police Garry Hamilton stated, “The City of Fort Wayne is proud to be one the safest cities of its size in our nation, and will continue to prosper with the emergence of a new class of police officers who will protect our residents and continue to keep our streets safe”.

The class is made up of:

15-Male Whites

4-Female Whites

2-Male Blacks

1-Male Hispanic

The youngest member in the class is 22-years of age and the most senior member is 35-years years of age.

The media is invited to attend (Public Safety Academy) on Monday, February 10th at 8:00 a.m. when the recruit class will be addressed by Chief Hamilton and his Command staff. ** You are encouraged to be on time as this will be the only opportunity on day one**

Michael Joyner

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department

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