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Police and fire

  • Man dies after flipping pickup truck on Interstate 469
    A man died Wednesday afternoon after his pickup truck crashed through a guard rail on a dead-end road and flipped on its top in the southbound lane of Interstate 469, according to a statement from the
  • Crash closes southbound I-469 near New Haven
    State and county police are at the scene of a crash on Interstate 469 that has closed the southbound lanes at the 22.4 mile marker, north of U.S. 24 near New Haven, state police said today.
  • Adams County sobriety checkpoint set
    Indiana State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Adams County during the late evening hours on Friday, police said today.
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Police academy applications open for 2015

– The Fort Wayne Police Department is seeking candidates for a 2015 academy class. The application process will begin today and continue through May 1.

Candidates should apply online at www.fwpd.org or www.cityoffortwayne.org.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens; complete a pre-employment fitness test; be 21 to 35; and have a high school diploma, a GED certificate or the equivalent. Education beyond high school is preferred, according to the department.

Candidates must have correctable vision to 20-30 in each eye, have a valid Indiana driver’s license and live in Allen County or an adjacent Indiana county.

They should be physically and mentally able to perform job functions of a patrol officer, have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to serve others, the department said.

Candidates should be free of felony criminal activity or domestic battery.

The drug-use policy includes no marijuana use within three years and no other illegal drug use within 10 years.

Applicants are not allowed to have sold, distributed, manufactured or transported illegal drugs or used prescription drugs or legally obtained substances in a manner for which they were not intended within three years.

jcrothers@jg.net

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