Press Releases

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

South Bend Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the 100 block of S. Michigan St. around 5 Tuesday morning.

A female employee was arriving to work when an unknown male suspect approached her, pointed a gun and demanded money from inside. As this occurred, a second employee arrived. The suspect threw both to the floor, hit and kicked them during the robbery. The suspect grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene.

Monday, April 1, 2019

The South Bend Police Department is investigating three separate shootings that occurred Sunday. Two happened in the early morning hours and one took place late at night.

Around 2:43 a.m., officers responded to the 100 block of N. Notre Dame on reports of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found two males injured. One victim, a 19 year old male, had a wound to the neck. He was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition. The second victim, a 20 year old male, received a graze wound to the back. He was treated by medics and refused further treatment.

Friday, March 29, 2019

The South Bend Police Department announces its 2018 recognition awards for sworn officers and civilians with the police department. Every day, officers and civilians work together to protect lives and property, reduce crime and enhance police-community relationships.

Friday, July 27, 2018

The South Bend Police Department will host its annual National Night Out event from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesday, August 7, at the South Bend Police Department, 701 W. Sample Street. The event is free and open to the public.

Monday, June 4, 2018

The Citizen’s Police Academy was established to promote an understanding of the South Bend Police Department and its policies and procedures. In addition, the academy provides training in all aspects of law enforcement and the issues that face police officers on a daily basis.

Our goal is to foster a spirit of cooperation between the city, its citizens and their police department. It is hoped that graduates will get to know more about the men and women who are protecting their community and why they make the decisions they do while performing their duty.

Friday, May 25, 2018

The South Bend Police Department wants to partner with businesses and homeowners to help catch criminals and assist with investigations by using security cameras.

The moment a crime occurs, South Bend Police officers turn to nearby security cameras for their very first tips. If a business or homeowner registers their security camera, the South Bend Police Department will easily know of cameras in the area and contact the owner to view their recordings.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

South Bend Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #36 will hold its annual Tribute and Memorial Service as part of National Police Officers Week for the 15 South Bend officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

On December 20, 2017, the South Bend Board of Public Safety approved the promotions of 12 South Bend Police officers. The promotions include the ranks of captain, lieutenant and sergeant.

Joseph Galea

Kelly Waite
Kris Hinton

Kevin Gibbons
Tomar Thomas
Douglas Masterson
Angela Kline
Michael Ingle
Ryan Hipakka
Paul Daley
Jeff Chamberlain
Maranda Baker