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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.


VA Hospital Arrest

The University of Pittsburgh Police Department was informed of an arrest which occurred in the VA Hospital Garage for Invasion of Privacy. The individual was believed to be peering into dormitory windows from a distance. This arrest was made on November 6, 2017 by the VA Hospital Police Department. We are actively working with them to determine who the possible victims are.

Officer Recognition

Investigative Unit

The department would like to recognize the entire Investigative Unit this month.  Over the past several weeks, the unit has conducted several successful investigations that has led to the apprehension of serious criminals.  Each member... <Read More>

Officer Retirement

Officer John Kiefer

Congratulations to Officer John Kiefer on his retirement today!  Thank you for 34 years of service to the University of Pittsburgh Police Department and to the University Community.