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's Deputy Chief Recognized for Security Efforts

The American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) recently recognized Pitt's Deputy Chief, Holly Lamb, for her efforts and contributions to support security and safety in our community, including overseeing the deployment of Pitt Police officers at several UPMC hospitals. Congratulations, Deputy Chief Lamb!

SAFE Classes

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

  • Thursday, January 8, 2015 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Monday, January 12, 2015 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday, January 22, 2015 7:30pm-9:30pm

All classes will be held at the Petersen Events Center, Baierl multipurpose room, located on the event level. Please email Officer Camp ( to register.

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.