The Fort Wayne Police Department is committed to the safety of all who live, work or visit the city. In addition to proactive patrols throughout the city, the Department also participates in numerous crime prevention programs and has developed unique initiatives to educate and inform the public. All programs are FREE. Listed below are the programs currently being offered to businesses/residents/associations.

The Department requires at least a 4-week notice for any request submitted via the online form.

Please note: Filling out this form is the first step in requesting a Crime Prevention Officer. Your request is not finalized until you receive confirmation from the department.

Business Security Surveys

The FWPD's Crime Prevention Unit offers FREE Business Security Surveys to businesses within the city limits of Fort Wayne. The business security survey provides an assessment of possible crime risks to your business, and recommends steps for improvement. If you're interested in a business security survey, fill out the form at the bottom of this page to contact one of our Crime Prevention Specialists. Note: This is not the same as a security check, in which officers conduct random security checks of your property while you are away. 


 

Residential Security Surveys

The FWPD's Crime Prevention Unit offers FREE Residential Security Surveys to homes within the city limits of Fort Wayne. The business security survey provides an assessment of possible crime risks to your business, and recommends steps for improvement. If you're interested in a business security survey, fill out the form at the bottom of this page to contact one of our Crime Prevention Specialists. Note: This is not the same as a security check, in which officers conduct random security checks of your property while you are away. 


 

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) theories contend that law enforcement officers, architects, city planners, landscape designers, interior designers, and resident volunteers can create a climate of safety in a community right from the start. CPTED’s goal is to prevent crime by designing a physical environment that positively influences human behavior. The theory is based on four principles: natural access control, natural surveillance, territoriality, and maintenance. Crime Prevention Specialists conduct CPTED surveys as a courtesy to businesses and citizens within the city limits of Fort Wayne. 


 

 Robbery Prevention and Safety Presentations for Businesses

Our Crime Prevention Specialists are constantly working to establish new partnerships with businesses within the city limits of Fort Wayne. Partnerships between law enforcement, residents, and businesses make our communities safer places to live, work, and play. As such, our Crime Prevention Specialists offer robbery prevention surveys to businesses as a courtesy. Crime Prevention Specialists are also available to provide crime prevention presentations to employees of your business.