Public Safety Building
Public Safety Building

The Pitt Police Station is located on the first 3 floors of the Public Safety Building.

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Giving Thanks

A Spring 2012 ceremony honored Police Department efforts with students presenting signed banners that thanked Pitt Police for keeping the Oakland campus safe.

Run. Hide. Fight.

The City of Houston, Texas, Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security released a video on surviving a shooter event. The video details the key steps individuals should take when encountering an active shooter: “Run. Hide. Fight.” This is titled for the three rules individuals should be aware of in order to increase the chances of safety and survival. Watch the video here:

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SAFE Program

Self Defense Awareness Familiarization Exchange:
University of Pittsburgh Police Officers recently held a SAFE course for the ALPHA DELTA PI sorority. The course took place Wednesday, March 6th in the Petersen Events Center.  Instructing Officers were Officers Michelle McDaniel, Heather Camp, Matt Druskin, Gus Lukacs, and Joe Galla.

Safe is a program sponsored by the National Self-Defense Institute, Inc. with the primary goal being survival. It gives the student options if confronted by an attacker by showing self-defense tactics. Residence Officer Program provides an opportunity for the Pitt Police and... Read more>



Due to a recent increase in thefts in our area, the University of Pittsburgh Police Department would like to remind everyone to never leave your valuables unattended.

Please be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to our department at (412) 624-2121.

Pittsburgh Region's Officers Honored

In a 24-hour span from Thursday into Friday, suspects opened fire on police in Hempfield, in New Castle and in Stanton Heights, where a city officer's protective vest saved his life.

Those incidents drove home the dangers of police work for officers, and community leaders gathered Friday at Station Square for the annual John Heinz Law Enforcement Awards.

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said it's never good news when he gets a call from Mike Huss, the city's public safety director, especially at 5:30 a.m.

But in this case, he said, it turned out well, because Officer Andrew Baker was unharmed after taking a slug to the chest.

Mr. Ravenstahl thanked the region's officers... Read more>

'Survival Spanish' Benefits Officers

University of Pittsburgh Police Officer Juan Polanco is helping officers bridge the communication gap between Hispanic residents and law enforcement by teaching “Survival Spanish.” He hopes not only to build better understanding, but also to...  Read more>