The Missing Persons Unit investigates all missing or abducted persons in the City of Fort Wayne. Its goal is the safe return of missing individuals to their family and loved ones.


Anyone may report a person missing, and there is no waiting period. You must report to the city where the missing person was last seen. If there was force or foul play, call 911. Otherwise, follow the steps below. Please visit the MISSING PERSONS page to see a current list of missing individuals. The Missing Persons Section can be reached at 260-427-1202.

Step 1: Gather information on your runaway or missing person. Officers will need:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Hair and eye color
  • Last known address
  • If they drive a vehicle, the make, model, color, and plate if possible
  • Current photo or photos
  • Custody or court paperwork, including visitation, guardianship, or protective orders

Step 2: Report to the Fort Wayne Police Department headquarterswith the above information.

1 E. Main Street,
Suite 108
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Step 3: Contact friends, family, and others. Look for your runaway or missing person, gather information, and once contacted by a detective, share that information. You can help by actively assisting the police.