FWPD awarded grant for mental health services

Fort Wayne Police Department
Fort Wayne Police Department(WPTA)
Published: Oct. 21, 2021 at 3:38 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - The Fort Wayne Police Department is a 2021 recipient of the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act Program Grant.

The agency is one of 65 nationwide to receive funds to be used to improve the delivery and access to mental health & wellness services to law enforcement.

The total grant award is just under $96,000.

FWPD will use the money to expand its current mental health and wellness programming. That includes active personnel as well as retired officers.

Part of the funding will go toward the purchase of a peer support app, which will be used by

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