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About WPD

About Warsaw PD
The Warsaw Police Department is a service-oriented organization. It is our goal to provide the best protection and service for the safety and welfare of the citizens in our community. The department is comprised of several divisions, each with specific goals and responsibilities.


The Administrative Division includes the Chief of Police and Deputy Chief, who are responsible for the overall operation of the Department.

 dsc_0369a.jpg Scott D. Whitaker, Chief 

Graduate of University of Nebraska at Omaha
Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Graduate
Chief of Police since 2009
 dsc_0386a.jpg Bryan J. Sherwin, Deputy Chief 

Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Graduate
Certified Law Enforcement Training Instructor
S.W.A.T. Team Commander
Master Diver, Retired

The Detective Division has six sworn officers who are responsible for the investigation of criminal acts.



Narcotics Unit: Within the detective division, Warsaw PD has three (3) full-time narcotics officers. Anyone with pertinent information regarding illegal drug use should call (574) 372-9540. For emergencies, please call 911.



The Operations Division is comprised of three sections: Records, Data Management, and Vehicle Maintenance.

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Kip L. Shuter, Operations Captain 
Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Graduate
City of Warsaw Traffic Safety Commissioner
President of Indiana Association of Certified Accident Investigators
National Director of Traffic Crash Reconstruction Leadership (WREX2016)
Public Information Officer
Certified Law Enforcement Training Instructor

The
 Uniform Patrol Division is the largest with 28 assigned officers. This division is responsible for the daily patrol of the city and responding to initial calls for service.

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Joel T. Beam, Patrol Captain 

Graduate of Grace College
Field Training Officer
S.W.A.T. Team Member
K-9 Handler
Certified Law Enforcement Training Instructor











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