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For Safety's Sake 2015

The 2015 issue of For Safety's Sake is here! Students will receive hard copies beginning Monday, August 24. Faculty and staff will follow.

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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....

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

Pitt will be holding a SAFE self-defense class at the following date:


  • Friday, September 25, 2015, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

This class will be held at the Petersen Events Center, Baierl multipurpose room, located on the event level.  Space is limited, so be sure to contact Officer Camp (HLC33@pitt.edu) to register.


An arrest has been made in conjunction with the assault that occurred on August 4, 2015 in the 300 block of McKee Place.


The subject, Rosendo Homelio Perez Scott, was charged with indecent assault, harassment and simple trespass. He was taken into custody this morning by Ohio Township police and is currently in the Allegheny County Jail.

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.