The University of Pittsburgh Police Department offers a variety of services to University students, staff and faculty members.   

Active Killer Training

The Police Department provides an Active Killer Training course upon request to University students, faculty and staff. This course teaches life-saving options in the event of an active killer situation. To schedule a training, call 412-624-4040.

Bicycle Registration

The University of Pittsburgh has partnered with Bike Index, the nation’s largest and most effective bike registration service, to provide a simple and secure way to maintain your bike details and help authorities locate stolen bikes. All bikes on campus should be registered and registration is free! Register your bike today.

Community Relations/Neighborhood Resources

The Police Department cares about the campus community and surrounding neighborhoods. We provide a variety of services and resources to University affiliates and local residents. Some examples include safety talks, job fairs, and the Adopt a School Program.

Event Security

The Police Department provides additional security for University events and athletic competitions upon request. Some of these events involve cash sales and alcohol; in this case, Department account numbers are used to pay for these services. To request a police officer at your event or get more information, email Lieutenant Kenna at


The Police Department provides fingerprinting services for University of Pittsburgh faculty, staff and students. Fingerprinting is typically available at the police station on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:00PM-3:00PM. The cost is $10. Please call 412-624-4040 prior to arrival to check availability.

Lost and Found

The Police Department is the central location for the University’s lost and found. All property turned in is inventoried and, if possible, the owner is contacted. Storage space is limited; therefore, unclaimed property is disposed of every six months. A notice is placed in the Pitt News prior to disposal. If you would like to inquire about a lost item, please call 412-624-4040.

Mobile Device Registration

Students can register their laptop or cell phone with the Pitt Police using a unique identifier, such as the device’s serial number.  Registered devices are more efficiently returned to their original owner if recovered after a theft.  Look for the Pitt Police at events around campus or Register Your Own Device.

Money Escorts

The Police Department will provide a police escort for individuals transporting large sums of money or high value items on Pitt’s Oakland campus. Please call 412-624-4040 to make the necessary arrangements.

RAVE Guardian App

The RAVE Guardian app is an optional safety feature of the upgraded Emergency Notification Service. It leverages mobile technology to provide new options for contacting the Police Department. Users can set a safety timer, add guardians, send anonymous tips, and call the Police Department directly from the app. The RAVE Guardian app is available through the Pitt App Store, Apple App Store, or Google Play.

Safe Classes

SAFE is a crime-victim prevention and awareness program sponsored by the National Self-Defense Institute (NSDI). The SAFE program teaches students self-defense tactics and response options if confronted by an attacker. The Residence Officer Program provides an opportunity for the Police Department and Pitt students to work together and learn in a comfortable setting.

Saferider Program

SafeRider provides safe transportation during evening and early morning hours for Pitt and Chatham students, faculty and staff in the case of a special, non-emergency situations. Safe-Rider is not available to UPMC employees. Call 412-648-CALL to schedule a safe ride.

Sexual Assault Services

The University of Pittsburgh takes seriously issues of sexual misconduct. The Police Department and Office of Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education (SHARE) work together to provide options and resources to assist all members of the University community in reporting, coping with, and preventing incidents of sexual misconduct or assault. If you are a victim of sexual misconduct, get help now or report an incident.

Text Message Updates

The Police Department regularly releases important alerts, news and other information. Subscribe to our Notify U list to receive these notifications via text and/or email.

Victim Services

As a crime victim in Pennsylvania, you have the right to receive basic information about services available to you. See a list of agencies that can assist you.