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What should you do if you find yourself in an active killer situation? Watch this video, created by Student Affairs featuring our Pitt police officers, to find out.

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For Safety's Sake 2016

The 2016 issue of For Safety's Sake is now available! 

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Helping Students Stay SAFE

SAFE (Self Defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange) is a crime-victim prevention and awareness program sponsored by the National Self-Defense Institute, Inc.

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Public Safety Building

The Pitt Police Station is located on the first three floors of the Jerome Cochran Public Safety Building.

Status - Normal

The University of Pittsburgh is operating normally at this time.


Campus Safety

The University of Pittsburgh Police help contribute to a positive college experience by providing a safe environment to live, learn, and work. 

Watch the video below to learn more about our department and campus safety:

SAFE Program

Self Defense Awareness Familiarization Exchange

SAFE is a crime-victim prevention and awareness program sponsored by the National Self-Defense Institute, Inc. This program teaches students a variety of self-defense tactics and options if...

Pride in Our Community

The University of Pittsburgh Police takes pride in the proactive programs offered in the Pitt community and in the Oakland and surrounding Pittsburgh neighborhoods. These include safety talks, Rape Aggression Defense, and Residence Officer programs as well as community crime prevention groups. Pitt Police’s K9 officers make regular appearances on campus to promote safety.


Officer Recognition

Guard Jay D. Abbey

Guard Jay Abbey

Years of service: 37 years

Background: Graduated Pittsburgh Academy in 1972 (high school), prior to working for Pitt worked as a truck driver for 11 years.

Interests: Fishing and establishing a healthy life style.

Retirement plans: Travel and enjoying time with grandson Bryson and rest of family.


We would like our community to be aware of two separate off campus robbery incidents that occurred on December 27th and December 28th 2017.  The first incident happened at the Sunoco Gas Station on Craig Street and the second incident near the One Stop Mini on the Blvd of the Allies.  In both robberies the suspect was a African American male who displayed a handgun.  The victims in both robbery incidents stated the male demanded their wallets and cell phones.

The suspect in the first robbery incident was a light skinned African American male with tattoos near his eyes, wearing black clothes with a black backpack which has a red stripe on it.

The suspect in the second robbery incident was a thin African American male approximately 6' tall and 20 years old with a chin beard, wearing a black jacket, black hat, black Nike shoes.

Anyone having information regarding these incidents should call the Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 or the University of Pittsburgh Police Department at 412-624-2121.

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