Can YOU Answer The Call?


The South Bend Police Department is a department offering you more than just a job. Your career in Law Enforcement has numerous opportunities and positions to allow your career advancement.

  • Starting Salary 2010:
    • Probationary Patrolman $41,500/yr
    • Patrolman 1st Class (years 1-3) $43,496/yr
    • Corporal (years 3+) $48,496/yr

    Shift Incentives
    (Bonus for afternoon and midnight shift officers)
  • Paid Basic and lateral on-the-job (FTO) Training
  • Special Duty Incentives (SWAT, FTO, CUT, etc)
  • Court Pay during non working hours
  • Take Home Car program (upon FTO completion)
  • Uniforms and Equipment provided
  • Health/Life Insurance
  • College Reimbursement Program
  • Paid Vacations
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Holiday Pay
  • Hazardous Duty Pay
  • Longevity Pay
  • On-Call Pay
  • PERF Pension
  • Retirement at 52 years of age with 20 years of service


Amongst the numerous opportunities for career enhancement within the department:

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