Community Safety Website
Community Safety Website
The Community Safety Website is a tool to improve the Police Bureau's community-oriented policing approach. The website provides an easy way for citizens to take an active role in their neighborhoods' public safety. Through this website, you can report anonymous tips, receive real-time crime alerts, view crime statistics and join or start a block watch.
Citizen's Police Academy
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.
Participants receive three hours of training one evening each week for 15 weeks in many of the varied functions of law enforcement. They experience some of the highlights of police training and are exposed to the operations of the police bureau. Participants are taught the basics of criminal law, search and seizure, patrol tactics, firearms and many other subjects. They learn about the processing of a crime scene, how police canines are used, and are exposed to many of the specialty police units. CPA participants meet and talk with many of the street officers as well as the command staff and training staff that serves them. All this takes place in a safe and entertaining training environment.
Instructors are law enforcement professionals who teach both veteran and recruit police officers. Citizens leave this training with a greater understanding of the police mission and with an increased ability to see how the police serve the community.
The next session of the CPA will begin on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at The Sarah Heinz House, One Heinz Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. The program will be held each Wednesday evening, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for 15 weeks. Class size is limited to 30 participants.
All interested persons must complete an application and give permission for the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to conduct a background check to determine if they have a criminal record. The CPA application can be found at:
Please return applications by U.S. mail or hand-deliver to the Pittsburgh Police Training Academy. All applications must be received by Saturday, September 9, 2017.
For more information on the City of Pittsburgh Citizen’s Police Academy, please contact:
PITTSBURGH BUREAU OF POLICE
CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY
ATTN: SGT ERIC KROLL
900 N. LINCOLN AVE, PITTSBURGH, PA 15233
Student Police Academy
Twice a year, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police sponsors an opportunity for High School students in the Pittsburgh community to become closely acquainted with the roles and responsibilities of the Police Bureau. The Pittsburgh Student’s Police Academy (SPA) brings the police and Pittsburgh’s high school community closer together in a setting that offers a sample of police training to each participant.
- Student Police Academy Description
- Student Police Academy Flyer & Application
- Student Plice Academy Information Sheet
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