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The Community Safety Website is a tool to improve the Police Bureau's community-oriented policing approach by providing an easy and organized way for citizens to report crimes and stay on top of the public safety issues in their neighborhoods.
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Make this summer unforgettable for youths ages 10 - 14. Apply for the 2017 Cops and Kids Camp! Each session is held on the campus of a local college or university. In a fun and safe environment, participants will learn about leadership and teamwork, the benefits of physical fitness and good nutrition, and gain a greater understanding of public safety. The downloadable application has session dates along with more important information.

2017 Summer Camp Application

posted 4/04/17 @ 9:49 am

Find information and applications regarding Pittsburgh's Citizen Police Academy and the newly offered Student Police Academy here.

posted 12/21/16 @ 8:17 am

During the White House Frontiers Conference held here in Pittsburgh, Mayor William Peduto announced that the Bureau of Police is joining the White House-led Police Data Initiative. In line with that we are pleased to release a new report detailing the use force from 2010 through 2015. 

posted 10/14/16 @ 7:21 am
Completed 2015 Annual Report

The 2015 Annual Report is available in the menu to the right.  During a press conference to announce that the report has been completed, Chief Cameron McLay said, "This is a way better police bureau than our critics realize. I am very, very proud of the accomplishments of this organization so I didn't want to roll out a statistical report without telling you the human story behind some of the statistics." Follow this link to see the entire press conference:

posted 8/19/16 @ 6:47 am

Twice a year, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police sponsors an opportunity for members of the community to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau. The Pittsburgh Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) brings the police and the community close together in a setting that offers a sample of police training to each participant

posted 7/06/16 @ 1:27 pm

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is participating with the Allegheny County District Attorney on a Medication Collection and Disposal Program.  The program provides a safe location for citizens to properly dispose of unused prescription and over the counter medications.  The program reduces the accidental or intentional misuse of medication and provides an environmentally safe way to dispose of medication.  Read more...

posted 4/07/14 @ 9:00 am

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 6:17 p.m., Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Canine Officer Rocco succumbed to injuries sustained in the Line of Duty on January 28, 2014.

Click here for more information.

posted 1/31/14 @ 11:00 pm

The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police 2013 Annual Report has been released.

posted 6/25/13 @ 12:00 pm

Thieves look for opportunities to steal items from vehicles in large unattended parking lots, parking garages, during concerts/sporting events on secluded streets and at public “Park and Ride” lots. Don’t be a Victim!

posted 8/17/12 @ 8:27 am
Right to Know

Please note that reports and investigative records generated by, or in the possession of,  the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police ARE NOT subject to public access under the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law (RTKL), 65 P.S. §67.101 et seq.  

However, the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will provide Offense Reports (i.e. police blotter, or "2.0 Reports"), to the public for a minimal cost.  "Offense Reports" typically identify the offense, time and date of occurrence, time and date the incident was reported, location of the incident and the name of the Officers who responded to the call with a brief narrative regarding the call for service.

To obtain Offense Reports, you must go in person to the Municipal Courts Building located at the following address:

Municipal Courts Building
650 First Ave, 3rd Floor 
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 

Alternatively, you may view Offense Reports at Bureau of Police locations in the respective Police Zones in which the alleged offenses occurred.  Click here to view a map of the City's Police Zones.

To learn more about viewing or obtaining offense reports and what information is contained in them, you may call the Bureau of Police at 412-255-8817 or 412-255-2920.

Click here to learn more about the City of Pittsburgh's Right to Know Policy.

posted 1/17/12 @ 4:50 pm
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