Fort Wayne City Council Approves Raising Retirement Age for Police Officers

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Fort Wayne City Council voted to raise the mandatory retirement age for city police officers.

On Tuesday, the council voted 6-0 in favor of raising the mandatory retirement age at FWPD to 70 years of age, from 60.

According to our partners in news at 21Alive, Chief Garry Hamilton says there are currently 19 officers at the city police department who are over the age of 60, and another five officers who will turn 60 this year.

The department will soon be aligned with the Fort Wayne Fire Department's mandatory retirement age, along with other police departments across Indiana.

The ordinance now goes to the desk of Mayor Tom Henry.