Press Releases

Monday, October 31, 2016

The South Bend Police Department would like to remind parents, trick-or-treaters, drivers and community members that Monday, October 31st from 5pm to 7pm is the official Trick-or Treat hours for South Bend.  Please follow these safety tips to make our community a SAFE place to celebrate Halloween.
Adults:
• Welcome trick-or-treaters with your porch lights and exterior lights on.
• Keep pets away from costumed children so as to not startle the family dog that may not recognize children in costume.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Representatives of the South Bend Group Violence Intervention will discuss the initiative’s Wednesday night “call in” at a press conference at 10:30 am on Thursday, October 27th at the Charles Martin Youth Center, located at 802 Lincoln Way West.

Friday, October 14, 2016

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and the South Bend Police Department announced Thursday their participation in the White House-led Police Data Initiative. South Bend joins 128 other agencies across the country in taking concrete steps to share data with their communities regarding policing practices.

Monday, October 10, 2016

On 10-08-16 shortly before 8:00 pm officers were dispatched to the 700 block of S. Wester Street to shots fired, followed by a female injured by gunfire. Arriving officers were directed to 714 S. Webster Street upon entering the residence, officers spoke with Angelique Molina FH24 who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm. Angelique was transported to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Monday, August 15, 2016

As the school year begins, South Bend Police ask drivers to take extra precautions in the designated school zones. Motorists must stop at least 20 feet from a school bus that is displaying red flashing lights and/or its stop arm is extended when approaching from the rear and from the opposite direction.

 The speed limit in school zones is 25 mph, officers will be enforcing the speed limit in school zones beginning this week to get drivers to slow down. These school zones are in place to ensure the safety of students.

Friday, July 8, 2016

This has been a painful week for America, and South Bend stands with those who grieve in Minnesota, in Louisiana, and in Dallas.

The deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile are under investigation, but what we do know now is that there were encounters by young men of color with police officers in those cities that did not have to end with someone losing their life.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Today, Mayor Pete Buttigieg joined Chief of Police Scott Ruszkowski to appoint Eric Crittendon as Patrol Division Chief, Robert Lanchsweerdt as Support Division Chief, and Jeff Rynearson as Operations Division Chief. All are veterans of the South Bend Police Department.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Now that it’s summer break, the South Bend Police Department issues reminders to parents and kids that the City has a curfew.

In South Bend, residents under 17 cannot be in a public place without a guardian from 11 pm to 5 am Sunday through Thursday. The curfew is 1 am to 5 am Friday and Saturday.

Residents under 15 cannot be in a public place without a guardian after 11 pm or before 5 am on any day of the week.

Monday, June 6, 2016

The South Bend Police Department is hosting a free, week-long Summer Youth Academy from June 13-17. The program is free of charge and open to students enrolled in high school during the 2015-2016 academic year. Topics of discussion include crime scene processing, narcotics enforcement, patrol operations, and the K-9, SWAT and Bomb Disposal Unit.