The Fort Wayne Police Department hiring process has closedIf you have any questions about the recruit process, please text JoinFWPD to 260-233-9850.

If you are in the current process, please see below for important upcoming dates. The same application is used for both type of applicants but there is a section where you can select which type. 

Step 1:

-Text "JOINFWPD" to 260-233-9850 to text or chat with a recruiter. 

Step 2:

 Hiring process is closed 


The following information will assist applicants:

FWPD JOB DESCRIPTION:

pdfPatrol and Lateral Officer Job Description- CLICK HERE

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE PROCESS:  

Please CLICK HERE to learn more about the selection process overview.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE CURRENT PROCESS 

Please note these dates/times are subject to change:
  • June 72022 – 5:00 PM – Applications Close

  • June 82022 – Sign-ups for Written Test Dispersed

  • June 8 – July 16, 2022 – Administrative Time

  • July 16, 2022 – Written Test

    • 0820 Check-in

    • 0900 Test Starts

    • 1200 Test Ends

    • 1300 Practice FIT Test

  • August 1, 2022 – FIT Test Notice Sent

  • August 13, 2022 – FIT Test

  • Aug. 16 – 18, 2022 – Interviews

  • Aug. 19 Sept. 23, 2022 – Background Investigation / CVSA’s

  • Sept. 23 – Sept. 30, 2022 – Review of Backgrounds

  • October 10– 12, 2022 – Psychological Testing/Interviews

  • October 13– 19, 2022 – Psychological Review

  • October 24– November 18, 2022 – Physicals

  • December 1, 2022 – Review of Physicals

  • December 13, 2022 – Pension Board

  • December 15– 16, 2022 – Board of Public Safety Interviews

  • January 2, 2023 – Orientation

  • January 16, 2023 – Academy Start

  • June 23, 2023 – Graduation of 67th Basic Class

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE DOCUMENTS TO HELP PREPARE YOU FOR THE EXAM :

 Reading Comprehension Manual:B

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: Reading Comprehension Manual for Entry-Level LE Officers


 Candidate Orientation Guide (Optional):B

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