Protect. Serve. Adapt.
These are the goals that the Fishers Police Department (FPD) strives to meet every day as they work to keep our community safe. And, their efforts have not gone unnoticed. Earlier this year, Fishers was ranked #3 in the 20 Safest Cities in Indiana for 2020 by Safewise.
“We are a full-service law enforcement agency, which means we handle anything from petty thief or a traffic stop to a shooting or homicide,” said Fishers Chief of Police Ed Gebhart. “We have the resources, and we’re fully trained to protect our citizens.”
With the opening of their new headquarters in the fall of 2018, the Fishers Police Department has been able to improve functionality and increase resources. The building includes expanded office space (including a K-9 “office”), an evidence processing room, enhanced armory, and additional interview rooms and training facilities to ensure that the officers are truly equipped to handle any task that is thrown their way.
Although it’s serious work, FPD officers are dedicated to building relationships with the Fishers community. Outreach events such as Touch-A-Truck, Coffee with a Cop, and National Night Out give officers the opportunity to connect with residents in a fun, relaxed environment.
“I try to be as approachable and involved as I personally can,” said Patrol Sergeant Greg Weesner.
Along with special events, the Fishers Police Department’s outreach efforts including serving as school resource officers at HSE Schools.
“Most people believe that resource officers are just in schools to deal with behavior issues, but the reality is, my job is primarily mentoring students,” said Resource Officer Tracy Jones. Jones previously served as D.A.R.E. officer before becoming a resource officer, which allowed her to work more closely with youth and community and build relationships with kids who would become the future the Fishers.
It’s this focus on the future, and always striving to improve, that is at the heart of Fishers Police Department.
“The Fishers Police Department is a wonderful mix of both experienced and new officers, which creates a culture of growth and innovation,” said Tom Weger, a Sergeant in the Support Division.