South Bend Police Department


The South Bend Police Department works to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to resolve problems among residents. The Department, in partnership with our community, strives to protect the life, property, and the personal liberties of all individuals. We believe that the overall quality of life for all residents will improve through the deterrence of criminal activity and an understanding of the diversity of cultures within this community. We also work to build and sustain community-police relationships to advance a culture of trust and inclusion.


To constantly strive for excellence in the quality of police service to help ensure a safe community for everyone.

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Police Athletic League

An opportunity for youth to get active while getting to know their officers. Sports have included boxing, tennis, football, and swimming.

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Michiana Crime Stoppers

Michiana Crime Stoppers

Since its beginning in 1983, tips to Crime Stoppers have led to the arrest of over 7,200 felony offenders and fugitives, and to the recovery of over $16.6 million in stolen property and narcotics.

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Cadets and Jr. Cadets

Experience first-hand how a police department functions and what it takes to get started in a challenging career in law enforcement at the local level.

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Volunteer with SBPD

Volunteers can fill gaps in program support, enabling law enforcement agencies to respond more effectively to enforcement and policing priorities.

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Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is one of the most effective ways to prevent crime and reduce fear in neighborhoods, and is the cornerstone of SBPD’s crime prevention strategy by enlisting the active participation of residents in cooperation with law enforcement.

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South Bend Police Armadillo Project

The Armadillo Project

The Armadillo Project is an armored, surveillance vehicle designed to deal with nuisances properties, as a way to improve residents' quality of life.

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Meet the Department

an introduction to your officers and civilians who serve


Do your part to fight crime. Taking part in the Camera Registry Program. The CRP allows residents and business owners to register the locations of their video surveillance systems with the South Bend Police Department. When a crime occurs, police identify the locations of nearby video cameras and enlist the community to help follow up on leads.  

Register a Camera

The South Bend Police Department is pleased to announce neighborhood level crime data near real time.

Submit a Crime Tip


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