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>


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>

SAFE Classes

Pitt will be holding SAFE self-defense classes on the following dates and times:

  • Wed. March 18 from 6:00p-8:00p
  • Tues. March 31 from 6:00p-8:00p

All classes will be held at the William Pitt Union, Lower Lounge.  Space is limited, so be sure to contact Officer Camp ( to register for any of the listed classes.