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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

Click the link for the current issue of the For Safety's Sake publication.

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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.


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.


Employee Recognition

Dispatcher Mother/Daughter Team Gerry  Soukup & Laura Reidy

Years of service: Gerry 24 years; Laura 1 1/2 years


Background: Gerry left her job as an Insurance Auditor to be a "stay at home mom."  She returned to the workforce as a dispatcher for the City of Pittsburgh 911 center which led to her career as a University of Pittsburgh Police Dispatcher.  Her daughter Laura has background and training as a Pastry Chef.


 Interests: Gerry enjoys spending as much time as possible with her husband and four adult children, son in law, and 2 year old grandson at their family's lakehouse, RV traveling, and motorcycle traveling.  She has three dogs, two cats, two koi ponds, and plants lots of flowers all summer long.  Laura spends her free time baking specialty cakes and enjoying some much needed time with her German Shepherd and cat.  She also enjoys the time spent with her family at camp and riding ATV's.

Employee Recognition

Guard Jimmy Lee Moore

Guard Jimmy Moore

Years of service: 1 year 5 months

Background: Graduated Carrick High School in 2016. Interned with UPPD for a year before being hired as a guard and I would like to keep working my way up to becoming a police officer at Pitt.

Interests: I enjoy watching Dodge Challenger modifications on YouTube and loving and caring about family.  Also, I’m always learning to improve my ability to the fullest.


The University of Pittsburgh Police Department would like to notify the community of recent reports of criminal activity near the Bayard Street area of Oakland.


On January 21: an indecent exposure was reported late Sunday night.  In the incident, a 20 – 30 year-old, African American male, driving a black SUV, approached a female and asked for directions while exposing himself.


On January 22: two other incidents were reported that involved a, 20 – 40 year-old, white male, that approached females asking for money or assistance with getting into his locked vehicle.


All incidents are under current investigation and police patrols will be increased in the area.


Please use proper caution when traveling in the area and if you encounter any suspicious activity, please contact our department immediately at “412-624-2121” or Pittsburgh PD at “911”.