Special Programs

The St. Joseph County Police Department strives to create and maintain a presence in our community. We have several programs in place to help to improve the quality of life for all of us.

Crisis Service Unit

The CSU is an extension of Sheriff Redman’s hallmark creation of the Mental Health Liaison Officer position in January of 2020. This multidisciplinary team consists of two sworn law enforcement officers and two social workers, each possessing specialty knowledge and experience.

citizens police academy

The Citizen's Police Academy is an instructional program that facilitates community involvement of the citizens of St. Joseph County. This comprehensive program provides the information of the law enforcement profession and its governing principles.


The St. Joseph County Police Department's DARE program was implemented in 1996. Since that time, thousands of 5th and 6th grade students have successfully graduated from our program. The DARE program teaches our youth to resist the pressures of using drugs including: alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana.