Press Releases

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The South Bend Police Department reminds the community to be safe when making online purchase. Department detectives are currently investigating at least three armed robberies over the last three weeks involving online transactions.

In these cases, the victims arranged a sales transaction through Facebook’s online market. The suspect(s) asked to meet the victims in the area of Ewing and Walnut where the victim was then robbed at gunpoint.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The South Bend Police Department, along with other citizens groups, invites members of the community to attend a neighborhood event on the city’s east side May 13, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Robinson Learning Center (921 N. Eddy). Refreshments will be provided.

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.
• 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.