File A Police Report

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File A Police Report


This article provides information on filing a non-emergency police report with the South Bend Police Department. Below is information about if a report can be filed over the phone or in person.



Where can I File a Police Report?

Anyone wishing to file a non-emergency police report can contact the South Bend Police Department by phone or in-person during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Weekends and Holidays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Phone: 574-235-9201

In Person: 701 W. Sample Street, South Bend, IN


What kind of reports can I file by phone or in-person?

Public Service Officers can take the following incident reports by phone:

  • Found/Lost Property
  • Gas drive offs
  • Larceny (Including vehicles and license plates)
  • Preliminary reports for Child Protective Services
  • Supplemental reports (Additional information for a report already taken)
  • Threat reports and Harassing phone calls
  • Vandalism (Except gang graffiti)

The following types of reports must be done at the front desk in person:

  • Assault not involving serious injuries
  • Cancellation of Missing Person report
  • Fraud
  • Missing Persons and Escapees
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Report a Runaway
  • Shoplifting reports

For some incident types, the Public Service Officer will need to send an Officer to the scene. If the incident you call about cannot be reported by phone, the Public Service Officer will advise you on the appropriate steps.

The following types of calls require that a person filing a report must meet with an officer in-person:

  • Accidents and Public accidents
  • Arson
  • Assault resulting in serious injuries
  • Burglary
  • Cancelation of Motor Vehicle Theft
    • Officer must be dispatched, OR
    • Complainant AND Vehicle must be present at the South Bend Police Department
  • Cancelation of Runaway report
  • Domestic Violence
  • Homicide
  • Rape
  • Robbery


When can I File A Police Report?

Police Reports can be filed by phone or in person during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Weekends and Holidays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm