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What should you do if you find yourself in an active killer situation? Watch this video, created by Student Affairs featuring our Pitt police officers, to find out.

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For Safety's Sake 2016

The 2016 issue of For Safety's Sake is now available! 

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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...

Pride in Our Community

The University of Pittsburgh Police takes pride in the proactive programs offered in the Pitt community and in the Oakland and surrounding Pittsburgh neighborhoods. These include safety talks, Rape Aggression Defense, and Residence Officer programs as well as community crime prevention groups. Pitt Police’s K9 officers make regular appearances on campus to promote safety.


SAFE Classes

Start the semester off right by learning about personal safety. SAFE self defense classes are held in the Petersen Events Center, Baierl multipurpose room. Please contact Officer Camp to register for an upcoming class (hlc33@pitt.edu)!

Officer Recognition

Officer Brooke Riley

Officer Brooke Riley

Years of service:  3 1/2 years

Education:West Virginia University – Criminology & Investigations Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies Minor

Beaver County Police Academy – Act 120 Certification

University of Pittsburgh – Currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public and International Affairs, Security & Intelligence Major

Background:  Juvenile Probation, Advisor for Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women

Interests: I enjoy boxing, travelling, baking, reading, and listening to music. I love spending time with my friends, family and my two dogs.


As our recent Crime Alerts have indicated, there have been burglaries reported in the South Oakland area.  We would like to take this occasion to remind all residents of our community to secure all windows and doors.  Criminals are opportunistic and taking simple safety measures such as securing your door(s) can prevent you from becoming a victim.

If you encounter any suspicious activity, please contact our department immediately at “412-624-2121” or Pittsburgh PD at “911”.    Any detailed information on the encounter would be beneficial.