Press Releases

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Sec. 14-6. - It is a violation for a child fifteen (15), sixteen (16), or seventeen (17) years of age to be in a public place: Between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. on Saturday or Sunday; After 11:00 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday or; Before 5:00 a.m. on Monday through Friday.

Sec. 14-7. - It is a violation for a child under fifteen (15) years of age to be in a public place after 11:00 p.m. or before 5:00 a.m. on any day.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The South Bend Police Department announces its 2016 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. More than 60 officers and civilians are recognized for their bravery, lifesaving skills, community involvement and overall performance.

2016 Officer of the Year: Officer Tyler Donlon

2016 Investigator of the Year: Sergeant Kelly Waite

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The South Bend Police Department will host its annual National Night Out event from 5-7:30 pm on Tuesday, August 1, at the South Bend Police Department, 701 W. Sample Street. The event is free and open to the public.

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

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.

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.