Innovation, transparency, and civic engagement are the bedrock of the City’s efforts to improve residents’ lives in South Bend. The City makes these values a reality by using technology, data, and city performance management practices to create an inclusive ecosystem where university researchers, City staff, and residents can come together to solve problems, develop ideas, and grow.
On this page is data and resources illustrating the City’s efforts towards improving residents’ lives. All underlying data is publicly available on the City’s Open Data Portal. There is also access to the City’s 311 Service Portal, Police Transparency Hub and Public Records & Document Repository.
Executive Order to Establish Open Data Policy & Portal
Public Records & Document Repository
Police Transparency Hub
311 Service Portal
AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS
FEATURED UPDATE: QUARTERLY PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATES
In January 2022 the Mayor and Police Chief began providing regular stat-style public safety updates to local media and residents, modeled from 2021 COVID-19 Stat briefings. These updates share data, highlight public safety strategies, and create dialogue on how the City is addressing gun violence.
2022 Quarter 1
2022 Quarter 2
2022 Quarter 3
2022 Quarter 4
2022 Quarter 1
Click here to learn about using the Crime Dashboard features, and to get more information on the data that it contains.
ABOUT INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY
The City’s efforts in performance management and transparency are managed by the Department of Innovation & Technology. Innovation & Technology leads the City’s technology services, empowering an innovative workforce and thriving community through technology, data, and strategic partnerships. The department has been recognized by several national networks, including an honorable mention in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities Certification process. Learn more about the Department of Innovation & Technology.
LOCAL AND NATIONAL PARTNERS
The Department partners with many local and national organizations to achieve the goals of transparency and performance management. Listed below are notable partners we’ve engaged with recently.
- What Works Cities: Bloomberg Philanthropies
- Mayor’s Innovation Challenge: Bloomberg Philanthropies
- Mayors Innovation Project
- MetroLab Network
- Smart City Lab
- Civic Analytics Network: Ash Center, Kennedy School, Harvard
- Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative
- International City/County Management Association (ICMA)