Students’ safety and security is of utmost concern to the University. Within the Notre Dame campus, Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) provides 24/7 security coverage.
In the local community, the area surrounding the University falls under the jurisdiction of the South Bend Police Department , the Saint Joseph County Police Department , or the Mishawaka Police Department.
Although the local South Bend and Mishawaka communities have much to offer students who live off-campus or spend time socializing off-campus, it is important for students to recognize that — as with any city — individuals need to be alert in their surroundings and use common sense. This section of the website outlines suggestions, tips, and resources offered by Crime Prevention officers from NDSP as well as from local police departments.