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We support the University in its mission by providing exceptional services that promote a safe and well ordered environment for our community.

As part of the Office of Campus Safety, we work with our partners on and off campus to provide and foster a climate that allows individuals to live, study, work and visit campus in a safe environment.

We offer a wide range of police and safety services including emergency response, investigations, crime prevention, event security, parking services and lost and found.

Please don't hesitate to call us at (574) 631-5555 if we can assist you.  This number can be used to access both emergency and other services. When you don't know who to call, call NDSP!

Crime Alerts

June 23, 2018

The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit has alerted the Notre Dame Security Police Department that it is investigating a potential homicide that occurred in the parking lot of Governor Joseph Kernan Park.  The parking lot is adjacent to the McConnell Family Boathouse which is used by the Notre Dame rowing teams.  The incident occurred between 3:30 - 4:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 23, 2018. 

A second person was with the victim at the time of the incident and has not yet been located.  At this time, there is no suspect information available. 

If you have any information about this case, please contact the County Metro Homicide Unit at 574-235-5009.  Information can also be shared anonymously with Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP (7867) or via online tip at www.michianacrimestoppers.com

Safety Tips: 

If you become aware of a disturbance or fight, leave the area as quickly as possible and seek protection.  Once you have reached a place of safety, call 911.  If this is not possible, hide and seek shelter in a place where you will be safe until the danger has passed. 

Utilize safe transportation and travel in groups.  Be alert and aware of your surroundings.  Additional safety information and videos are available at http://ndsp.nd.edu/crime-prevention-and-safety/

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.

St. Joseph County Metro Homicide  574-235-5009
South Bend Police Department   574-235-9263
Crime Stoppers   574-288-STOP (7867)
Notre Dame Security Police Department  574-631-5555

Related news stories

http://wsbt.com/news/local/police-investigating-homicide-at-notre-dame-boathouse

https://www.abc57.com/news/shooting-at-notre-dames-mcconell-family-boathouse

http://www.wndu.com/content/news/Shots-fired-on-Northside-Blvd-in-South-Bend-486345941.html

March 26, 2018

The South Bend Police Department has alerted the Notre Dame Security Police Department of an aggravated assault with a firearm that occurred at approximately 4:00 AM on March 25, 2018 in an alleyway of Eddy Street Commons behind 1234 North Eddy Street.  It was reported that several shots were fired at a vehicle leaving the area after a disturbance.

At this time, there is no suspect information.

The Notre Dame Security Police Department has been in contact with our partners in South Bend about this incident, and we will continue to work together for the safety of our communities.

If you have any information regarding this assault, please contact the South Bend Police Department, and if you are a victim of a crime please report it to local authorities.

If you become aware of a disturbance or fight, leave the area as quickly as possible and seek protection.  Once you have reached a place of safety, call 911. If this is not possible, hide and seek shelter in a place where you will be safe until the danger has passed.

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.

South Bend Police Department   574-235-9263
Crime Stoppers   574-288-STOP
Notre Dame Security Police Department  574-631-5555

Related news stories:
https://ndsmcobserver.com/2018/03/shooting-on-eddy-street/

http://wsbt.com/news/local/south-bend-police-investigate-shooting-after-male-injured-with-possible-gunshot-wound

http://www.wndu.com/content/news/One-person-shot-near-restaurant-in-South-Bend---477848393.html

https://www.abc57.com/news/one-person-shot-outside-of-5-guys-restaurant

https://www.b100.com/man-shot-outside-of-five-guys-on-eddy-street-in-south-bend/

 

November 9, 2017

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator received a third party report of an incident of sexual assault, as defined in du Lac (http://dulac.nd.edu/community-standards/important/#sa), that occurred on November 4, 2017 in an east side male residence hall.  The suspect is known to the victim.

 

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at http://ndsp.nd.edu/ and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu

To report a crime in progress, suspicious activity (crime may be occurring), fire or medical emergency, dial 9-1-1 from any campus phone or dial 574-631-5555 from your cellular telephone.

November 3, 2017

On November 3, 2017 NDSP received a report of sexual misconduct that occurred on November 3, 2017, around 11:30 P.M. on the pedestrian path between Leahy Drive and the D Bulla Parking Lot.  The victim reported that a white male in his 20s or 30s walked past her in the opposite direction, then turned around and followed her and engaged in non-consensual sexual contact as defined in du Lac (https://dulac.nd.edu/community-standards/important/#sm).  He then fled the area.  He was described as approximately 5’8” with a somewhat stocky build wearing a baseball cap and a jacket that was light brown on the shoulders and top of arms and dark brown or black.  The suspect is pictured below.  Police responded but have not yet been able to locate the suspect.  If you have any information about this incident, please contact NDSP at 574-631-5555.

March 21, 2017


The Deputy Title IX Coordinator received a report of an incident of sexual assault, as defined in du Lac (http://dulac.nd.edu/community-standards/important/#sa), that occurred in the early morning hours of March 19, 2017 in a North Quad men’s residence hall. 

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at http://ndsp.nd.edu/ and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu

To report a crime in progress, suspicious activity (crime may be occurring), fire or medical emergency, dial 9-1-1 from any campus phone or dial 574-631-5555 from your cellular telephone.

February 2, 2017

The Deputy Title IX Coordinator received a report of an incident of sexual assault, as defined in du Lac (http://dulac.nd.edu/community-standards/important/#sa), occurred in a West Quad men’s residence hall in the early morning hours of Sunday, January 29, 2017.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at http://ndsp.nd.edu/ and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu

To report a crime in progress, suspicious activity (crime may be occurring), fire or medical emergency, dial 9-1-1 from any campus phone or dial 574-631-5555 from your cellular telephone.

November 18, 2016

It was reported by a third party to a university official that an incident of sexual assault, as defined in du Lac (http://dulac.nd.edu/community-standards/standards/sexual-misconduct/), occurred in a North Quad men's residence hall on the night of November 17 or the early morning hours of November 18, 2016. The assault occurred after the female victim and male suspect met at an off campus bar/club. The identity of the suspect is unknown.  

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at http://ndsp.nd.edu/ and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu

To report a crime in progress, suspicious activity (crime may be occurring), fire or medical emergency, dial 9-1-1 from any campus phone or dial 574-631-5555 from your cellular telephone.

October 6, 2016

The Notre Dame Security Police Department (NDSP) is investigating an incident in which a Notre Dame Student posted photographs on social media of a clown on campus which caused concern for community members.  The student who posted the photos has been identified and directly contacted by NDSP and hall staff who are addressing the issue.  There is no immediate threat to the safety of the Notre Dame Community.

If you see suspicious activity or safety concerns on campus, please get to a safe location and contact NDSP immediately by calling 911 from a campus phone or 574-631-5555 from your cell phone.

November 12, 2015

A report was made earlier today to the Deputy Title IX Coordinator that an incident of sexual assault, as defined in du Lac (http://dulac.nd.edu/community-standards/important/#sa),  occurred on November 7, 2015 in a West Quad men's residence hall. 

September 27, 2015

At around 1:50 AM on September 27, 2015 a student reported being approached by a person or persons on the St. Joseph Lake path near the Power Plant.  A cell phone was taken out of the student's hands and he was pushed down.  No injuries were reported.  There was no description of the suspect(s).  

Community members are encouraged to travel in groups or contact O'SNAP for a safety escort at (574) 631-5555 or via the ND Mobile app Transit icon.

September 2, 2015

NDSP initiated an investigation of a complaint about Facebook posts by a recent graduate that raised concerns by a number of people.  This is an ongoing investigation. NDSP has identified and has been in contact with the individual and his family.  As always, if you are aware of any criminal or suspicious behavior on campus, please immediately report to NDSP by calling 9-1-1 from a campus phone or 574-631-5555 from a mobile phone.

August 30, 2015

University officials received a report that an incident of sexual assault, as defined in du Lac (http://dulac.nd.edu/community-standards/important/#sa), occurred during the early morning hours of August 30, 2015 in a Mod Quad men's residence hall.

University officials received a separate report that an incident of sexual battery (defined in du Lac as non-consensual sexual contact: http://dulac.nd.edu/community-standards/important/#sm), occurred in the early morning hours of August 30, 2015 in a North Quad men's residence hall.  Read more >

August 28, 2015

NDSP is investigating a report that an incident of sexual assault, as defined in du Lac (http://dulac.nd.edu/community-standards/important/#sa), occurred during the early morning hours of August 28, 2015 in a South Quad men's residence hall.  Read more >

April 19, 2015

NDSP is investigating a report that an incident of sexual assault, as defined in du Lac, occurred during the late night hours of April 17, 2015 in a South Quad men's residence hall.  Read more >

March 24, 2015

It was reported that an incident of sexual assault as defined in du Lac (http://dulac.nd.edu/community-standards/standards/sexual-misconduct/ ) occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, March 20, 2015 in a North Quad men's residence hall.  The report was made to a university official. 

November 11, 2014 (update to November 8 alert)

Notre Dame Police interviewed the complainant and three other males involved in a robbery and abduction last weekend. The complainant did not enter their vehicle on campus, as he originally reported, but several miles away. There was no evidence of an abduction, and insufficient evidence to warrant an arrest on robbery or other charges. The case remains under investigation.


November 8, 2014

Around 2:00 A.M. Saturday morning a Notre Dame student was approached by three men in a silver sedan on Notre Dame Avenue between the Morris Inn and Holy Cross Drive. One of the men got out of the vehicle and instructed the student to come with them. They demanded money and took the student to a gas station and a grocery store so he could get cash for them. They then brought the student back to campus. No gun was seen, but it was implied that at least one of the three men had a gun. The suspects were described as three black males wearing dark clothing. They had no facial hair or visible marks or tattoos. One of the men had dreadlocks. One of the men was about 6 feet tall, medium build. All three appeared to be between 20-23 years old. Read more >

October 5, 2014

An attempted sexual assault, as defined in du Lac (http://dulac.nd.edu/community-standards/standards/sexual-misconduct/), was reported near the lakes in the early morning hours of Saturday, October 4, 2014, when the suspect and victim were walking back to the victim’s residence hall from an off-campus location. The report was made to a campus administrator. Read more >

September 19, 2014

It was reported that an incident of sexual assault, as defined in du Lac (http://dulac.nd.edu/community-standards/standards/sexual-misconduct/), occurred in the early morning hours of September 13th in a women’s residence hall in the north east area of campus. The report was made to a university administrator.  Read more >

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