Can YOU Answer The Call?


The South Bend Police Department has made it easy for you to get started in the hiring process by enabling you to download the application online. This can then be dropped off to the Training Bureau at the police station or may be mailed in, along with other required paperwork.

Eligible candidates are invited to submit an application. The South Bend Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to securing the "best of the best" force, in all fairness and irrespective of race, gender or religion (or color).

View printable version with photos (.pdf)
Download SBPD Officer Application (.pdf)

You must also submit the following documentation along with the application for consideration in the employment process:

  • High School diploma/GED diploma certificate
  • Transcripts from both high school AND college (if applicable)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Valid Driver's License
  • DD214 (Armed Forces Discharge) if applicable

Questions? Need more information?

South Bend Police Department
Training & Recruiting
701 West Sample Street
South Bend , Indiana 46601
574-235-7529 or 574-235-9224

The City of South Bend is an Equal Opportunity Employer.