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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.


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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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.

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.