FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Fort Wayne Police Chief Rusty York has been named Public Safety Director. The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon at a news conference.
The announcement could not have come at a better time as the city’s number of homicides has hit 42, just shy of the all-time record of 44 for the year, set in 1997.
“I want our City to be as safe as possible. We’re facing challenges in Fort Wayne, and we’re working tirelessly to meet those challenges,” said Mayor Henry. “Investing in public safety is critical to being a place where people want to live, work, and play. We value great neighborhoods, quality of life, and job and business growth. Enhancing our public safety efforts through the new Director of Public Safety role puts us in position for future success.”
A replacement for York as Police Chief will be announced before the end of the year.