St. Joseph County Police Department
The Records Division of the St. Joseph County Police Department is located at the St. Joseph County Jail
401 W. Sample St.
South Bend, IN 46601
The Records Division is responsible for maintaining records of the Department. They are open from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on regular business days. Information relative to commonly requested items can be found to the left.
For a criminal background check, please bring a photo ID to the Records Division during normal business hours with $5.00 cash or money order. We do not accept checks or credit/debit cards at this time.
For a case report (excluding arrest reports), the cost is $1.00 cash or money order.
*Please note that we are unable to give out any reports that include a juvenile.
401 W. Sample St. South Bend, IN 46601 574-245-6500