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Our Mission
This mission of the Training Center is to provide training for officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department (FWPD) that meets or exceeds the State of Indiana mandates in training. Pursuant to Indiana ode 5-2-1-9(g), Indiana Police Officers are required to have 24 hours of annual training. At least two hours of training must include Firearms, Physical Tactics, and Emergency Vehicle Operation (EVO). The Training Center strives to provide relevant and tactically sound training to enhance officer safety and solidify public trust. Additionally, the FWPD Training Center assesses, selects, and trains recruits in basic police training otherwise known as recruit training.

The FWPD Training Center also serves as a regional academy and host for training of other organizations, including federal law enforcement partners. In an effort to ensure that members of the FWPD continue our tradition of excellence, the Training Center diligently staffs a cadre with a variety of subject matter expertise.

Training Courses

Active Shooter Gender Bias
Background Investigative Classes High Risk Control Operations
Basic SWAT School Instructor Development Class
Bean Bag Training LEBA Mountain Bike School
Certified Voice Stress Analysis LGBT Bias
Citizen Rescue Scenarios M4 Instructor
Civil Unrest Mental Illness
Community Engagement/Policing Patrol Rifle School
CPR Procedural Justice & Legitimacy
Cultural Diversity Training Racial and Ethnic Bias
De-Escalation of Conflict Street Negotiations
Defensive Tactics Supervisor Training
Downed Officer Scenarios Taser
Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Use of Force
EVOC Training (Emergency Vehicle Operation Course) Verbal Judo Training


Specialty Team Training:

  • Air Support Unit (ASU)
  • Crime Scene Unit
  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
  • Crisis Response Team (CRT)
  • Detective Bureau
    • Crimes Against People
    • Domestic Violence
    • Financial Crimes
    • Homicide
    • Juvenile Aid Division
    • Property Crimes
    • Robbery
    • Sex Crimes
  • Drill & Ceremony (Honor Guard)
  • Emergency Service Team (EST)
  • Explosive Ordnance Devices (EOD/Bomb Unit)
  • Fatal & Alcohol Crash Team (FACT)
  • Field Training Officer (FTO)
  • Gang Unit
  • K-9 Unit
  • LEBA Police Bicycle Unit
  • Peer Support Group Team
  • Public Safety Response Team (PSRT/Riot Team)
  • School Resource Officer (SRO)
  • Street Crime Unit
  • Task Force (DEA/FBI/ATF/US Marshalls)
  • Vice & Narcotics Division
For further information on becoming a Fort Wayne Police Department officer, please visit the following links: