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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....

SAFE Program

Self Defense Awareness Familiarization Exchange:
University of Pittsburgh Police Officers recently held a SAFE course for the KAPPA KAPPA GAMMA sorority. The course took place Saturday, November 17th in the William Pitt Union.

Safe is a program sponsored by the...


See Something? Say Something.

The Pitt Police asks you to be our eyes and ears around campus. If you notice any suspicious activity, please contact us or the City of Pittsburgh Police.

Arrest Made

The University of Pittsburgh Police Department is pleased to announce an arrest in conjunction with an Indecent Assault that occurred at Bigelow Boulevard and Fifth Avenue, on April 29, 2015.

The subject, Jon Mattison, was charged with Indecent Assault, Unlawful Restraint and Simple Assault. Mattison resides in the Homestead area, has an extensive criminal history and is a registered sex offender.

This arrest would not have been possible without the timely and comprehensive efforts of the staff of Allegheny County Adult Probation and Parole. Our community is safer as a result of their diligence.

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.