Fort Wayne Police Department


Mayor Tom Henry and the City of Fort Wayne outlined public safety plans and goals for 2019 in an annual news conference with the Fort Wayne Police and Fire Departments Tuesday morning.

FWPD Ends Use Of A Defensive Tactic

Jan 21, 2019
Barb Anguiano / WBOI

The Fort Wayne Police Department issued a general order last week temporarily suspending the use of the Lateral Vascular Neck Restraint, or LVNR,  as a defensive technique for officers.

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Fort Wayne Police are again turning to genetic genealogy to identify an unknown male suspect in a series of assaults.

Detectives are searching for a man responsible for three sexual assaults between September 2015 and May 2017 on the city’s southeast side.

The three assaults took place in a relatively confined geographic area in southeast Fort Wayne: in the 4500 block of Park Drive, 5000 block of Bowser Avenue and 5200 block of Bowser Avenue.


On this week's episode of WBOI Presents, we'll listen back to several presentations made during Indiana Tech's Tech Talk series on the opioid epidemic. First we'll hear from Fort Wayne Police Narcotics Detective J.C. Gutierrez. Part two of the show will bring us perspective from two Indiana Tech professors, Katie Parrish, Assistant Professor of Special Education, and Dr. Justin Boyce, Professor of Psychology. The final presenter will be Justin Phillips from Overdose Lifeline.