Development Program Helps Candidates Become Pitt Police Officers

(University of Pittsburgh)

The University of Pittsburgh Police Department is looking to fill several positions at its Pittsburgh campus and regional campuses in Greensburg, Johnstown, and Bradford.

To help get you started on your journey, candidates interested in working as a police officer can apply for the Police Development Program, which is an added incentive to join our ranks.

As part of the program, successful candidates will receive free Pennsylvania Police Academy certification, along with housing, a stipend and meals during their training, which is certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and valued at approximately $10,000. Once candidates graduate, they must commit to the campus for a minimum of two years.

Anyone interested in the Police Development Program is encouraged to fill out this form and receive more information.

Pitt Police are actively recruiting and hiring Police Officers, Security Guards and an emergency dispatcher. Police Officers are also sought for the regional campuses.



The Pittsburgh campus in Oakland offers everything one could expect in a vibrant, big-city setting. Oakland is rich in arts and culture and located within a short walk or drive of restaurants, brewpubs, major college and professional sporting events, theaters, world-class hospitals and Pittsburgh's nightlife.

Other job seekers looking to start a career in law enforcement may desire a different environment, and the regional campuses could be a more attractive option.

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg offers the best of both worlds, as its campus of 1,500 full-time and part-time students, 251 employees, and more than 10,000 alumni are situated just minutes from Greensburg's business district and 35 miles from Pittsburgh.

Similarly, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown offers a scenic, natural environment located in historic Cambria County.

Pitt-Johnstown is the University of Pittsburgh's largest regional campus with 3,000 students and is located about 70 miles from Pittsburgh and just a few hours from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Cleveland.

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford offers the largest rural escape, and is situated at the doorstep of the Allegheny National Forest and sits within the Pennsylvania Wilds region, one of the largest greenway expanses between New York City and Chicago. The region is a paradise for anyone who loves outdoor recreation, with more than 2 million acres of public land, wildlife, land and water trails, hunting and fishing, camping, and biking.

Candidates for all campuses must be U.S. residents and will be subject to a background check and other requirements. Police Officer candidates must also have a four-year degree.

Once you become an employee of the University of Pittsburgh, you will enjoy steep discounts if you decide to further your education. Dependent children of employees are also eligible for tuition remission.