The Warsaw Police Department is dedicated to community service and has special programs to enhance our service. It is through our involvement with these programs that we strive to better interact with the members of our community.
- Citizens’ Police Academy is an annual 10-session academy conducted by various department instructors. The Academy’s purpose is to educate and inform citizens of the functions of the Police Department.
- Communication Dispatch Center - In 2000, the Warsaw Police Department’s communications division joined with the Kosciusko County Sheriff Department’s communications division to create the Kosciusko Communication Center. The dispatchers work together in one dispatch center and are responsible for answering all telephone calls, including 911, and dispatching officers to the calls for service. They also dispatch the area EMS and Fire Department calls.
- D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is taught in the Warsaw Community School Corporation. Two officers are assigned full-time to the program in the elementary schools. A third officer is assigned as a School Resource Officer at Warsaw Community High School. He is on campus daily and available to handle all calls for service at the school.
- Field Training and Evaluation - This program was established to provide better police service to the community. When a new officer is hired, the recruit is immediately assigned to the Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTO). The recruit officer is partnered with experienced officers for twelve weeks, undergoing intensive training before being assigned solo patrol duties. All Warsaw police officers are required to attend the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy within their first year of employment.
- K-9 Officers - The Uniform Patrol Division is complemented by two canine (K-9) officers. Our K-9 team trains monthly and is capable of drug search and tracking.
- Victim Services - The Warsaw Victim Services program began in 1999 after we recognized an increased reporting of domestic violence calls. The Victim Assistance Coordinator provides support and information to the victims of violent crimes. Assistance is available 24 hours, and may be contacted through Central Dispatch (574-372-9511) after normal business hours.