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Fort Wayne to get new ISP post, crime lab

Engineering on the new facility is expected to start this fall.

Posted: Aug 17, 2018 3:57 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Fort Wayne is getting a new Indiana State Police post complete with an updated crime lab. 

The State Budget Committee approved $29.5 million in funds Wednesday for Fort Wayne and Lowell facilities. 

The new Fort Wayne post will be in the same location on Ellison Road and cost around $15 million. It will be roughly 22,000 square feet. The old facility will remain and be used for long-term evidence storage. 

The work done in the new lab will include DNA testing, firearm ballistics, and drug analysis. 

Engineering on the new facility is expected to start this fall. 

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