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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.



Thanks to the timely notification from our community, Dintino was arrested last evening (December 5) and is currently being housed at the Allegheny County Jail.  During the arrest, Dintino was also issued formal documentation barring him from all campus property.

If Dintino is seen on campus at any time in the future, we ask you to immediatley call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121.

Suspicious Subject Identified

Daniel Dintino

We would like our community to be aware of a suspicious subject identified as Daniel Dintino.  We have received several complaints regarding Dintino’s behavior.
In those incidents, Dintino has approached several females on or near campus and made them feel uncomfortable. 


On Monday, December 4, Dintino was arrested by our department for an outstanding warrant out of Ross Township. During the arrest, Dintino was issued property warnings for the entire campus.  He was released from jail a short time later and may possibly be back in the Oakland area. 


If you see Dintino on campus, we ask you to immediately call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121.

Officer Recognition

Officer Steven Cetra

Officer Steven Cetra

Years of service: 16 years

Education:Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School

B.A. in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh

IUP Police Academy

Background:Worked 3 years for the City of Clairton, Pennsylvania Police Department

Graduate of the National Fire Academy (Arson Investigations)

Formerly assigned to the Pitt Police Investigations Unit and Pitt Police SERT

Received the Oakwatch Ally of the Year Award in 2014

Certified Verbal Defense and Influence (Verbal Judo) Instructor

Interests:Supporting the Pittsburgh music and art scene, my record collection, my concert poster collection, Pittsburgh history, Pizza, Going to Randyland, Selfies with Rick Sebak, Naps with dogs and cats, and watching the Pittsburgh Penguins play.