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.

Adopt-A-Highway Program

The University of Pittsburgh Police Department participates in Adopt-A-Highway which is a program by PennDOT. Volunteers beautify roadsides two miles at a time.  Officers help clean up at least two times a year. Learn more about Adopt-A-Highway

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.

Citizens Police Academy

The goal of the University of Pittsburgh Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy is to expand partnerships between citizens and police through training and education. The University of Pittsburgh Police Citizens Police Academy is a unique 10-week program designed to educate the public about the criminal justice system and provide insight about everyday police work. And, according to CPA class that graduated in Spring 2022, the program was "intense."

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.

Internship Opportunities

The goal of the internship program is a partnership with students who are seeking future employment in the law enforcement profession. These students will learn the role of the criminal justice system and community-oriented policing. The goal is communicated and instructed by highly trained, self-motivated, and positive ambassadors of the department.

Law Enforcement Torch Run/Special Olympics

The University of Pittsburgh Police Department proudly supports and participates in events for Special Olympics Pennsylvania. Learn more about Special Olympics Pennsylvania.

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 Self-Defense Classes

The SAFE self defense class is a crime-victim prevention and awareness program offered to our students, staff, and faculty. This training teaches students beginner level self-defense tactics and response options if confronted by an attacker. It is an excellent opportunity for our Officers and the Pitt community to work together and learn in a comfortable setting.

SafeRider and Walking Escort programs

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.  The Walking Escort program is available to students, faculty and staff. Anyone leaving the Hillman Library will be provided an escort to destinations within short walking distance or to a bus/shuttle stop.

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.