Public Safety Building
Public Safety Building

The Pitt Police Station is located on the first three floors of the Jerome Cochran 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.

Status - Normal

The University of Pittsburgh is operating normally at this time.


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>


Safety Message

We would like to bring to the attention of the university community that there has been a recent string of “shots fired” calls in the area of Robinson Street (North Oakland-City of Pittsburgh Jurisdiction), generally during the evening hours. We caution you to direct your movements around the North Oakland area with this information in mind.

Holiday Safety Tips

Be safe, be smart, and avoid becoming a victim of crime during this busy time of year. Crimes such as thefts, robberies, and burglaries tend to increase during the holiday season. 

Click here for a list of holiday safety tips to keep in mind. This information is courtesy of The National Campus Center for Public Safety and the Pitt Police. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Case Solved

The University of Pittsburgh Police arrested a male on October 30, 2014 for a string of thefts. It was also determined that the male was responsible for the Indecent Assault that took place at the corner of Forbes Avenue and Bouquet Street on October 28, 2014.