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Fort Wayne officially has a new police chief

The Fort Wayne Police Department has a new police chief.

Tuesday morning (Jan. 16), Scott Caudill was sworn in during a ceremony at Citizens Square. Caudill takes over from Steve Reed, who had held the position since 2016. Reed announced his retirement earlier last week.

Caudill has been with the FWPD since 1994. He most recently served as deputy chief of the northeast quadrant. He’s also served as captain of the northeast quadrant, sergeant of policy/planning/research, sergeant of uniform operations in all four quadrants, sergeant of vice and narcotics, sergeant of the investigations division, sergeant and patrol officer for the emergency services team, and sergeant and supervisor of the hazardous devices unit.

Additional professional work experiences for Caudill include being a limited term lecturer and adjunct professor at Purdue Fort Wayne’s Department of Criminal Justice and Public Administration.