Saint Joseph County Police Department

  • Agency: Saint Joseph County Police Department
  • Address: 401 West Sample Street, South Bend, 46601 IN
  • Chief:
Phone: (574) 245-6540
Fax: (574) 245-6574

Saint Joseph County Police Department is located at 401 West Sample Street, South Bend, 46601 IN. The Saint Joseph County Police Department phone number is (574) 245-6540.

Saint Joseph County Police Department News

****** UPDATE ****** The party who was pictured below was arrested on November 8th, 2018. Due to the hard work and determination by the St. Joseph County Police Department, the South Bend Police Department and members of our community, this suspect was taken into custody safely, and quickly. We want to thank members of this community for all of the calls and tips you provided that assisted us with this investigation. We also thank the South Bend Police Department for all of their assistance they provided to us in this investigation. This was a great team effort by multiple jurisdictions and police units to apprehend an armed and dangerous subject. In the early morning ours of November 7th, 2018 the Village Pantry located in the 26400 block of US 20 in South Bend, was robbed at gun point. The male party pictured in the photos below are of the suspect. The vehicle that is pictured is believed to be the suspect's vehicle. The male party that is pictured displayed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. If anyone knows who this individual is, please contact Detective Craig Swanson at 574-235-9569 (Investigations Division) or call 574-235-9611 (non emergency number). Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

We are attempting to get this credit card fraud suspect identified. If you do recognize him, please contact Detective Mario Cavurro @ 574-235-9569 or Crime Stoppers. These are the best photographs we could get.

We are trying to locate this stolen home made utility trailer. If you know anything about its whereabouts you can contact Detective Mario Cavurro @ 574-235-9569 the Patrol Division @ 574-235-9611 or Crime Stoppers. Thank you

Thank you to all of our volunteers, sponsors and vendors for the hard work on the D.A.R E. Haunted Hayride. It was a huge success! We made $3,200 for our program! It was so great having everyone come out to stand in that long line to get a little scared last night!

Are you here at the D.A.R.E. Haunted Hayride? $3 per person and we're scaring it up until 9:30 pm!

Today is THE DAY! One of our favorite events of the year! Come out to Martins on SR23 in Granger between 6:30 and 9:30 PM for some spooky fun! All proceeds go to the D.A.R.E. Program!

Less than 24 hours until our annual DARE Haunted Hayride! Come out to Martin’s Supermarket on SR 23 in Granger from 6:30 to 9:30 pm for some great scary, family friendly fun! Free candy and goodies, games, and Better World Books! Only $3 per person. Our event is sponsored by Martin’s Supermarket, KOA Campground, Fun F/X and Niles Scream Park. Don’t miss this event!

The St. Joseph County Police Department and Mishawaka Police Department, along with the Alcohol and Addictions Resource Center, and the 525 Foundation will be participating in the bi-annual DEA Drug Take Back Day on Saturday October 27, 2018 from 10 am to 2 pm. We will have various locations throughout the county for citizens to drop off pills and med patches. Please no liquids or sharps. People wishing to drop off medications may pour all the pills together into a zip-lock type bag and recycle their pill bottles. LOCATIONS: Granger - Clay Fire Station #25 12481 Anderson Rd. Mishawaka - Mishawaka Fire Station 333 E. Douglas Rd. New Carlisle - New Carlisle Fire Station 204 E. Michigan Ave. North Liberty- North Liberty Fire Station at 305 S. State St. South Bend - Clay Fire Station # 21 18776 Cleveland Rd.

Today Cpl. Randy Peppers and Cpl. Chris Boling each received the Commissioner's Award for Citizenship and a Key to the County for their heroic duties on the job. In August, Cpl. Peppers saved the life of a woman in distress on the Capital Street bridge in Mishawaka. In September, Cpl. Boling was the first officer to respond to a house fire and rescued a man who was trapped in that structure. Without the actions of both of these officers, the people they saved most likely would have died. We are very proud of all of our officers and Corporals Peppers and Boling are great examples of the fine men and women who keep St. Joseph County safe.

The St. Joseph County Police Detective Bureau is investigating a motor vehicle theft that occurred at Tony's Mobile in South Bend on 10/01/18. The photo that is attached is possibly the suspect in this case. If anyone has information on this case or can identify this suspect, please contact Det. S. Metcalfe at 574-235-9569.

The St. Joseph County Police Detective Bureau is investigating a theft that occurred at Michiana Golf Carts in South Bend on 9/28/18. The attached photo is the possible suspect in this case. If anyone knows who this party is, please contact Det. S. Metcalfe at 574-235-9569.

Representative Dale Devon presented a framed copy House Bill 1244---signed by Governor Holcomb---to department legal advisor, Eric Tamashasky, today as a token of appreciation for Eric's help in updating a law to include law enforcement officers amongst those first responders who are authorized to learn when they've been exposed to dangerous communicable diseases during the course of the their job. Until this legislative fix, police officers doing their jobs were not eligible to learn whether they had been exposed to communicable diseases during the course of their duties. After learning of this shortcoming in an existing law from Eric, Representative Devon worked to change the law to include police within its scope. Representative Devon's efforts resulted in bipartisan support and was unanimously passed last legislative session by the General Assembly. Representative Devon even arranged for Eric to testify before the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety House Committee about this change while the bill was being considered. Senator Joe Zakas was a great help on the Senate side shepherding this bill into law. We thank representatives of local law enforcement who showed up to show support, including Chief Ken Witkowski and Asst. Chief Jason Stefaniak of Mishawaka Police Department, Chief Cal Ditmar of New Carlisle Police Department, and Chief Jim Andrews of North Liberty Police Department.

The St. Joseph County Police Detective Bureau is looking for your help to identify the two parties in the attached photos. These two parties are possible suspects in multiple thefts from vehicles in the Northern sector of the county. If you recognize these parties please contact Detective S. Metcalfe at 574-235-9569.

The detective bureau is investigating a burglary that occurred at Chain-O-Lakes Conservation in Western St. Joseph County in the early morning hours of September 11th, 2018. Attached are several photos of the suspects who broke into the club. Investigators are asking for assisting to identify these suspects. If anyone knows who the suspects are, or has information on this burglary, please contact Detective C. Swanson at 574-235-9569.

Are you looking for a new career? Come and visit our booth at Four Winds Field from 11am to 4pm at the South Bend Tribune Job Expo. We offer competitive pay, great benefits including medical, dental, life insurances and retirement plans.

Trying to identify this person depicted below in Recent theft in Osceola, IN. Contact Detective Koski 574-235-9569

The St. Joseph County Police Department is asking for help locating a John Deere Gator which was stolen from the Warren Twp Little League on Early Rd last week. Witnesses believe it was seen being loaded onto a trailer on Pine Rd near Filmore Rd early Tuesday morning (Aug 21st). Anyone with information please contact the Detective Bureau 235-9569 or Crime Stoppers.

We will begin our Citizen’s Police Academy on September 4, 2018. The classes are held one evening each week for 12 weeks at the St. Joseph County Jail. The class will meet each Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:30 pm for the duration of the course. Each participant will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program. Some of the class topics will include: departmental organization, chain of command, polygraph demonstration, recruiting and selection process, use of force policies, SWAT, K-9, dive team, court system and prosecutors office, patrol tactics, detective bureau, cyber-crimes, horse posse, traffic stop scenarios and the shoot/don’t shoot simulator. Tours that will be included in the course include the St. Joseph County Jail and Metro Homicide. Anyone interested in taking the course must fill out an application which can be picked up at the St. Joseph County Jail, on our Facebook page or by calling Brandi Miller at 574-245-6540. The application deadline is August 27 to allow for background checks to be completed. Participants must be 18 years of age, live or work in St. Joseph County and be able to pass a criminal background check.

8/17/2018 All Individuals have been identified and arrests have been made. The depicted individuals in the attached photographs are suspects of thefts in the Northern portion of our County. If you have any information that could lead to their identification, please contact Detective Mario Cavurro @ 574-235-9569 you can also contact Crime Stoppers.

We have a current open position for a crossing guard at Northpoint Elementary School in Granger. The duties require two times a day, for approximately 30 minutes each time, once in the morning and then again in the afternoon. All equipment is supplied. The pay is $463 monthly, for 9 months. Summers and all PHM school breaks (and snow days) are days off. Please go to to download an application and return it to Michael Eby at the St. Joseph County Jail at 401 W. Sample St. South Bend. Great job for a retiree, college student or stay-at-home parent! Download an application here:

Trying to identify this person depicted in this photo below of fraud on the Southside of South Bend Walmart. Any information please call 574-235-9569 Detective Koski

Despite the rain tonight, our Night Out Against Crime event in New Carlisle was a huge success! We had great vendors, volunteers and a very large crowd. Thank you so much to everyone who donated, volunteered or came out tonight. We went through 600 ears of corn, 500 bags of chips, 400 hot dogs, and 250 lb. of pulled pork!

New Carlisle PD K9 Mo came to get her corn and you should too! We will be here til 8.

Please consider donating blood at the Night Out Against Crime on August 7. There is an immediate need for all blood types! Hope to see you at our great event!

We are exactly one week away from the Night Out Against Crime event! Come out and enjoy some food, fun, great information and giveaways. We will be hosting a Blood Drive ( and also a Pill Drop for your unwanted or expired prescription drugs during this event as well. Best part? Everything is FREE!! Join us Tuesday August 7 at Memorial Park in New Carlisle from 5:30 to 8pm. We hope to see a huge crowd!