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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.

Public Safety Building
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.

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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. Residence Officer Program provides an opportunity for the Pitt Police and the students to work together in a non-confrontational setting.

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NEWS

It's On Us

The University of Pittsburgh does not tolerate sexual violence of any kind. To show our commitment to preventing sexual violence in our community, Pitt is participating in the White House Task Force’s “It’s On Us” initiative. Visit www.itsonus.org to join your fellow students in signing the pledge.


For more information on Pitt’s efforts toward education and prevention of sexual violence, visit http://www.share.pitt.edu To report an incident of sexual misconduct, visit http://www.share.pitt.edu/get-help/reporting-sexual-violence for a list of options.

Pitt Police Urges You to Beware of Tax Scams

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remains an ongoing threat to taxpayers. The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent months as scam artists threaten police arrest, deportation, license revocation and other things. The IRS reminds taxpayers to guard against all sorts of con games that arise during any filing season.  Click here for more information on this and other Tax Scams.

Internet Crime Schemes

Beginning on December 9, 2014 our department began receiving complaints regarding a possible Internet Employment Scheme.  The scheme utilized the Future Links Job Posting Web Site which allows employers to post open job positions to potential applicants.  The Future Links website is not a University of Pittsburgh owned domain.  Students access this off-site address through links provided on University Department Web Sites.  Read more>