Committee Approves Increase in Fort Wayne Officer Retirement Age


FORT WAYNE, Ind,. (WOWO): The Fort Wayne City Council's regulations committee has approved increasing the mandatory retirement age of city officers to 70 from 60.


According to our partners at 21 Alive, this means that any officer that is 70 years of age or older has until the end of the year to retire…if the full city council approves the measure.


Indiana law does require the the mandatory retirement age for officers be set at 70. However, a Fort Wayne ordinance that was established decades ago set the mandatory retirement age at 60. That ordinance has not been strictly enforced, with many officers 60 years of age or older and some even over 70.


Fort Wayne Police Chief Garry Hamilton supports the measure, along with the two police department unions.