Sunday, September 30, 2007
Take Home Cars
Q: First of all I want to compliment you on this web site and especially the article that is in the Tribune. You do a good job and it is very informative.

Recently you answered a question about take home patrol cars and my question is a two part follow up to that topic. First of all can you tell me what % of SB officers live within the city limits of South Bend? In addition can you explain what benefit their is to the citizens of South Bend when an officer is taking a car to their home in Granger or Mishawaka? Thank You.

A: Thanks for reading and the feedback. As for the cars, I don't have statistics on the total number of officers who reside in the city or not, which is considered personal information.

The benefit of having take home cars is that a number of officers (myself included) are in specialty "on call" units and may need to be utilized at any time. In addition, Indiana officers have arrent and enforcement powers anywhere in the state, so officers routinely may stop cars or assist outside agencies countywide. Part of this arrangement is also that officers who do so are usually not compensated for these services when off duty.
posted by South Bend Police Department @ 8:38 PM  

Welcome to the newly reformatted South Bend Police Department Blog. This blog is an excellent way for us to be more accessible to the public through open communication not typical for law enforcement.

This blog incorporates SBPD related announcements, our popular Ask A Cop feature questions still answered, Twitter updates, and other Crime Prevention related tips you can use.

Take a look at the articles posted on this blog and you’ll find many inform-
ative and interesting topics. We try to cover issues that really affect you such as providing a wide range of safety and crime prevention tips, or explaining some of the mysteries of police work so you have a better understanding of why we do things.

You also get to hear periodically from our guest bloggers such as recruits going through the academies to become officers. “Ask A Cop” is still here, and since 2006 has been very popular with over 360 questions from citizens and our answers posted to date!


Thanks for visiting. If you have any questions or suggestions about the blog, contact us!

About Ask A Cop
The South Bend Police Ask A Cop forum and blog is provided for entertainment purposes only. Content provided is for general information and does not represent an all inclusive answer for every person and every situation.

As such, all content is provided 'as is' and without warranties or guarantees of any kind, either express or implied. Use of this site and reliance on the content is exclusively at the user's risk.

Information provided on or through this site does not constitute legal advice nor legal representation. For these purposes, the user should consult an attorney.

Questions submitted to Ask A Cop are read and reviewed to determine the eligibility of the question for publication.
The South Bend Police Department reserves the right not to answer or post a question, particularly if the content is deemed unacceptable or inappropriate.

  • Submit your Ask A Cop Question Here!
  • The SBPD Blog

    From Twitter:
      follow me on Twitter
      Previous Post
      Links