South Bend Police Department

  • Agency: South Bend Police Department
  • Address: 701 W. Sample Street, South Bend, 46601 IN
  • Chief: Thomas H Fautz (Chief of Police)
Phone: 574-235-9201
Fax:

South Bend Police Department is located at 701 W. Sample Street, South Bend, 46601 IN. The Chief of Police of the department is Thomas H Fautz. The South Bend Police Department phone number is 574-235-9201.

South Bend Police Department News

In the early morning hours of Oct. 28, officers were sent to W. Colfax for a shooting. Officers found a 19 year old victim with a wound to the leg. One of the first to arrive was midnight patrol Officer M. O'Blenis (pictured below). She recognized the potential seriousness of the wound and immediately provided first aid by applying a tourniquet. Thanks to her quick actions, she helped save that young man's life by stopping the bleeding. Medics took him to the hospital for further treatment. Well done, Officer O'Blenis! SBPD officers are almost always the first to a scene when help is needed. All of our officers are trained in First Aid, CPR and AED use. Not too long ago, two other midnight officers saved the life of a Pokagon Tribal Police officer with an AED.

Charges have been filed in the murder of Eric Phillips in June on Northside Blvd. The man charged is in jail in Berrien County unrelated to the murder. Job well done by all investigating agencies! #southbend

Thank you to Bamber's Superette Food Market for lunch today! We appreciate your continued support. The officers love the food, especially those meatballs!

D/Chief Lancaster joined in the fun this evening with Councilman Oliver Davis to celebrate the reopening the Charles Black Community Center.

You may have briefly seen a post from us Thursday night regarding a runaway 17 yo. Minutes after posting, he returned home. Thank you.

An apprehension was made today re: the 2017 homicide of Filipe Gutierrez. Kudos to the many agencies involved in helping us #southbend 👍

Earlier this fall, Rebecca from Peru worked with our Strategic Intel Office analyzing crime data and working on new technologies to better help officers. Rebecca is part of a fellowship program through Notre Dame. We appreciate the kind words you passed along to Capt. Skibins. The department thanks YOU for all your work!

A nice gentleman named Daniel sent us this photo of Officer Lawson passing out candy to the kids in his beat. Way to go, Officer Lawson! Thanks for sharing with us, Daniel!

Happy Halloween! South Bend Trick-or-Treat time is 5-7. We wanted to pass along some safety tips. Have a fun and safe night! Younger children should be accompanied by an adult when “Trick-or-Treating”, older children should go with friends. Parents should know the route taken by older children, and stay in neighborhoods known to them. Only approach homes that are well-lit, inside and out. Children should only enter homes known to them and with prior approval by parents. Children should wear reflective clothing and carry a flashlight or glow stick. Costumes should always be flame-resistant. Stay clear of luminaries or candle-lit jack-o-lanterns. Make sure any masks worn allow for clear visibility and breathing. Don’t eat any treats until they can be inspected for tampering, and don’t eat homemade treats from any strangers. Stay in well-lit areas, never take shortcuts or go into isolated areas. Where there are no sidewalks, walk close to curb facing oncoming traffic. Cross only at crosswalks, don’t walk between parked cars. Adults should never ask a child for help, they should ask other adults. NEVER approach a vehicle, even if it appears unoccupied. If someone tries to take a child (or anyone) scream, kick, run away, grab something large like a trash can, light pole, anything that makes it harder to be pushed into a vehicle. Report any suspicious people/activity to parents, police. Practice with children what to do when in danger.

Here is the info on the costume contest for Cops and Goblins. Lots of great costumes this year!

What a fun night for Cops and Goblins! We are estimating around 6,000 people showed up. We know the line was long and appreciated everyones patience. We had officers handing out candy to those waiting in line to make make sure everyone had a chance to get some delicious sweets. We want to thank all the businesses and organizations that participated and donates. A big thank you to our officers and VIPS who passed out candy and talk with visitors. Finally, we can't thank the South Bend Cubs enough for hosting and being great partners. We're looking forward to next year!

How big is Cops and Goblins? This is the path Trick or Treaters will take at @FourWindsField with @SBCubs. Join the fun from 5 to 7:30. Go to Gate B. People already lining up! #copsandgoblins #southbend #halloween2018

We recently had a visit from "Chase" at the police department. Officer Bair gave him a VIP tour of his patrol car. Thanks for the visit, "Chase"! #southbend

We had to make some small changes since the flyer went our about Cops and Goblins. The general public will now enter at Gate B. This was changed as we had to expand the area needed as we are expecting more than 60 businesses and organizations participating. Either way, everyone will get through and have a great time!

Cops and Goblins tonight at Four Winds Field from 5 to 7:30. Free event with Free parking!

Officers Morgan, Napolitan and Ream passing out candy and mingling with folks at the Trunk-or-Treat event tonight at St. Anthony's. Hope to see everyone Monday evening for Cops and Goblins at Four Winds Field from 5 to 7:30pm.

While you sleep, these are the men and women of the midnight patrol shift who keep an eye on South Bend. They do amazing work. Early Friday morning, they arrested a man for a home invasion in the 1200 block of N. Elmer. He had a gun (which officers recovered) and is a convicted felon. This was a team effort among the midnight officers. On October 23, officers Rush and Ryan conducted a traffic stop and found a gun in the vehicle. Both occupants were arrested on weapon related charges. Thank you to these officers for their dedication to serving our community family of South Bend.

We're ready for Cops and Goblins...are you? Join us Monday, October 29 for a FREE trick or treat event at @Four Winds Field with @South Bend Cubs from 5-7:30. This is a family friendly event and, clearly, there will be plenty of candy. See you Monday!

Cops and Goblins is 5 days away! Join us October 29 at @Four Winds Field for our FREE trick or treating event. Join us, South Bend Cubs, South Bend Fire Department and other orgs and businesses. It will be a scream! 👻🧛‍♀️ #southbend #Halloween2018 SHARE THIS AND HELP GET THE WORD OUT!

A man visiting our building this morning grabbed a great photo of the bright full moon setting on this cold start to Wednesday. Thanks for sharing! The photographer responsible for this is Nathan with NLLPhotography. Thanks for the great picture!!

UPDATE: Mr. Adams has been located in Niles. Thank you to all who helped spread the word. ORIGINAL: We need your assistance. Missing Person: Paul W Adams Jr. 69yo M/B. 6'01" 190lbs Last seen wearing a red jacket, grey sweatpants, black shoes with red laces; seen 400 block of S 27th at 8:00am Tuesday, Oct. 23. If you have any information, call SBPD at 235-9201.

Celebrating Officer Milliken for his 50 years, and counting, of service. All of those years as a patrol officer. Thank you for all you've done and will continue to do for South Bend!

The South Bend Police Department responded to the 1000 block of North Lawrence (NE side) at around 11:45AM today on reports of a burglary. Dispatch received a call from a female who advised that she was inside her home when individuals broke in and were inside her residence. Officers responded to the address and observed suspects flee the area. One suspect was apprehended a short time later in the area of the burglary. A second suspect was apprehended in the area of Lafayette and Wakewa. Both suspects were brought in for questioning and arrested. The case will be submitted to the Prosecutor’s Office for review of charges. This case is still being investigated by the South Bend Police Investigative Bureau. SBPD would like to thank the community for their assistance along with patrol, detectives, St. Joseph County PD, Mishawaka PD, and Notre Dame.The South Bend Police Department responded to the 1000 block of North Lawrence (NE side) at around 11:45AM today on reports of a burglary. Dispatch received a call from a female who advised that she was inside her home when individuals broke in and were inside her residence. Officers responded to the address and observed suspects flee the area. One suspect was apprehended a short time later in the area of the burglary. A second suspect was apprehended in the area of Lafayette and Wakewa. Both suspects were brought in for questioning and arrested. The case will be submitted to the Prosecutor’s Office for review of charges. This case is still being investigated by the South Bend Police Investigative Bureau. SBPD would like to thank the community for their assistance along with patrol, detectives, St. Joseph County PD, Mishawaka PD, and Notre Dame.

We're one week away from Cops and Goblins at @Four Winds Field with Stu and Swoop with the South Bend Cubs. Join us October 29 from 5 to 7:30 for a FREE trick or treating event filled with fun. Get those costumes ready! See you....sooooooooooooon! Help spread the word and share this!