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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 2015
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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 confronted by an attacker....

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 Jamie R. Cunningham

Officer Jamie R. Cunningham

Years of service:  7 years

Education: Graduated from La Roche College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Leadership and a focus in Psychology.
Dean's list four semesters at La Roche
Graduated with a GPA of 3.84

Background:  After graduating the Allegheny County Police Training Academy July 2008, Jamie worked for the Clarion University Police Department  and with the Clarion County Detectives as an undercover narcotics detective. When that time in Clarion expired, she went to work for the Chatham University Police Department for 5 years. During her years at Chatham, 3 of those years she was the lead instructor for the University's SHARP (women's self-defense) program. Currently Jamie is working with the University of Pittsburgh Police Department, and has been with the department for a year now.

Interests:  Outside of being a police officer, Jamie enjoys first and before all, being a mother. Other interests includes; photography, painting, gardening, cars, and just being creative and handy.


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.

SAFE Classes

Start the school year off right by learning about personal safety. SAFE self defense classes will be held on the following days:

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 @ 4:00 p.m.

Classes are held in the Petersen Events Center, Baierl multipurpose room. Please contact Officer Camp to register (hlc33@pitt.edu)!