Important Safety Numbers and Resources


South Bend Police Department

South Bend Police Department website

If you live off-campus in the City of South Bend, you are in the jurisdiction of the South Bend Police Department or the Saint Joseph County Police. NDSP does not have jurisdiction off-campus.

  • To report an unknown person or vehicle acting suspiciously in my neighborhood: 574-235-9361
  • To report a crime in progress: 911
  • To report an ongoing problem:
    Day Shift Commander (6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.): 574-235-9283
    Afternoon Shift Commander (2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.): 574-235-9587
    Midnight Shift Commander (10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.): 574-235-5970
  • For general police information/reports/non-emergency needs: 574-235-9201
  • For information about Crime Prevention Unit / Neighborhood Watch / Regional Crime meetings: 574-235-9037

Notre Dame Security Police

Although Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) does not patrol outside the campus, NDSP officers are here to help the entire Notre Dame community. NDSP can still be a resource for students living off-campus. Please contact them at:

Notre Dame Security Police Department 574-631-5555

Resources include:

  • Crime Report/Crime Prevention
  • Vehicle Jump-Starts and Lock-Out Services (if your vehicle is located on-campus)
  • Safety and Security Information
  • Lost and Found/Property Registration/Bike Registration
  • Rape Aggression Defense Classes

If you contact the South Bend Police with a concern and are told you’re outside of their jurisdiction, please contact: