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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.


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

Officer Scott DuBrosky

Officer Scott DuBrosky

Years of service: 15 years

Education: High School: Mt. Lebanon, BA: Coastal Carolina University

Background: Played baseball for the current NATIOINAL CHAMPIONS Coastal Carolina (1987-1991). Married for 24 years to my wife Shondra, have 3 children Meghan (27yrs), Danielle (19 yrs) and Dalton (19 yrs).  I am currently a Field Training Officer, Team Leader on our SERT Unit, Assistant Lead Instructor for Active Killer Program and a member of the 300 Club (2014 and 2015).  Also a member of the 5 time CHAMPIONS Pitt Police Softball Team.

Interests: Spending time with my family including our 5 month German Shepard Sniper, watching my kids participate in athletics (football and cheerleading), watching FOX News, ESPN, working overtime details.


The University of Pittsburgh Police Department would like to remind the community to use caution and extreme discretion when approached by people that ask for money.  Thieves are known to use this tactic enhanced by a sad story with deceitful promises to return the money.

If you encounter this activity or witness it, please contact our department immediately at “412-624-2121” or Pittsburgh PD at “911”.    Any detailed information on the encounter would be beneficial.


Police agencies within the local area are investigating reports of unauthorized withdrawal of funds from banking accounts.  It is believed that account information is being compromised by a skimming device that is being placed on ATM’s. 


A skimming device is an unauthorized electronic card reader that is placed on an ATM allowing criminals to access and fraudulently use...Read More>