Mayor Henry Names Garry Hamilton as New Police Chief

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Today Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced Garry Hamilton as Police Chief for the City of Fort Wayne.

He’ll be taking the place of Rusty York, who has been appointed as the city's Director of Public Safety.

Hamilton“Today’s appointment demonstrates a strong commitment to public safety. Garry is an experienced, disciplined professional  with the leadership skills and integrity that I was looking for in a police chief. He’s an excellent communicator and is respected  by his peers and the community,” said Mayor Henry. “Garry will be a great police chief for our City. I’m looking forward to a  positive future for the Fort Wayne Police Department.”

 Hamilton has been with the Fort Wayne Police Department since 1994. He also held positions of deputy chief of the northeast  quadrant, liaison officer to the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, captain of the southeast quadrant, and sergeant in internal affairs.  

“I’m honored to have been asked by Mayor Henry to serve as police chief,”
said Hamilton. “We have a lot of tremendous opportunities to build upon in the Fort Wayne Police Department. Our proactive efforts in policing and a commitment to keeping our City as safe as possible put us in great position to succeed. We want to be an accessible and approachable department that values neighborhoods and a great quality of life.”

Hamilton will begin his duties as chief on January 1st, 2014.