State & Local Government
Mishawaka, Indiana, is a growing commercial city in Northern Indiana, located next to South Bend. 2010 Census results reported the official population of Mishawaka at 48,252. This ranks Mishawaka as the 17th largest city in the state of Indiana surpassing the cities of Kokomo and Columbus. Unlike many communities, Mishawaka has consistently grown in population, capital investment and assessed value for several years. But, construction and growth are not all that make a city great. Mishawaka is home to Bethel College, AM General's Hummer Plant, a beautiful system of parks and myriad cultural opportunities.
The city of South Bend is the fourth-largest city in Indiana and at the time of the 2010 census had a total of 101,168 residents. Today, the largest industries in South Bend are health care, education, small business, and tourism.
As a model of public safety, the SBCRC promotes the successful reintegration of lawful, self-sufficient, and productive citizens into the community through the thoughtful application of dynamic supervision, experienced rehabilitative programming; and by providing opportunities for its residents to demonstrate strong work ethic and civic duty to foster productive partnerships with employers and citizens in our local communities.
St. Joseph County has a population of 266,931 people living within cities, towns, and townships. Within the county there are 6 school districts, a plethora of private schools, and a host of higher education providers as well. Important industries in the county are higher education, health care, manufacturing, grocery, media, navigation equipment, and insurance.
The South Bend Police Department has approximately 260 sworn officers and 102 civilian employees. SBPD services a growing city of over 102,000 residents. Around the clock police service, professionalism, and respect and courtesy in our interactions with the public is what we strive for every day.
The South Bend Public Transportation Corporation’s mission is to provide safe, reliable, convenient and comfortable transportation services in a manner that utilizes the efforts of our professional team, achieves a high standard of quality, delivers service using cost-effective approaches and meets our commitment to both our customer’s needs and the environment.