Detective Scott R. Morales, Fort Wayne
Police Department (Indiana), has been a
police officer for over 29 years. Currently, he is working in
the Detective Bureau of the Fort Wayne Police Department. He has also been a Crime Scene Investigator with
the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriffs Office (Baton Rouge, Louisiana). He duties have covered the entire
spectrum of law enforcement, including Communications, Patrol, Prison, traffic and detective work. He has written two law
enforcement related novels and currently seeking an agent.
About the Fort
Wayne Police DepartmentFort
Wayne's police force was first organized when Conrad Penn was appointed over a night watch of three men. They patrolled from
sundown to dawn. At this time the population was 12,000. The Fort Wayne Daily Sentinel commended the Night Watch on December
12, 1863 when it stated, "Well done thou good and faithful servants for their fine work in the community."
By 1869, there were eight officers
and they worked from 6:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. The uniform consisted of a dark blue double-breasted
frock coat with two rows of gilt Police Buttons on the breast, a vest and pantaloons. Today, the Fort Wayne Police Department
has an authorized strength of 460 sworn officers. The Department's budget for 2007 is approximately $46,000,000.
The major organizational components of the department are: Patrol Uniform Operations consisting of four divisions (Northeast,
Northwest, Southeast and Southwest); Investigative Support Division; and, Information Services Division. Each division is
commanded by a Deputy Chief (except Information Services, which is headed by a civilian Director). All Division heads report
to the Assistant Chief of Police and the Chief of Police.