Officer J. “Matt” Rowland is a 17 year veteran of the Fort Wayne Police Department located in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a founding member of the Fort Wayne Police Department Air Support Unit (ASU) in 2017. He has spent 15 years in the Operations division and served 6 years during that time as a hostage negotiator. He is a certified instructor both in the classroom and emergency vehicle driving. He’s held a small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Pilot certificate since 2017 and has several hundred flight hours on multiple drone platforms. He is a 2000 graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Communications with a emphasis in TV production. Officer Rowland is currently assigned as a full time sUAS pilot on the Fort Wayne Police department Air Support Unit.
September 5-7, 2023 • Caesars Forum • Las Vegas