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Safety by the Numbers

Some facts about our campus police:

  • 99 commissioned police officers
  • 10 communications room personnel
  • 48 security guards in various campus locations
  • 15 Specialized Emergency Response Team officers
  • 8 detectives within the investigative unit
  • Calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • At least 4 patrol cars on each shift in addition to the officers on foot, bicycle, and motorcycle
  • University police undergo more than 800 hours of initial training for certification, as well as a minimum of 36 hours of annual in-service training.
  • 150 contracted security guards as residence hall desk attendants, building, and parking monitors


More than 500 emergency phones are scattered throughout the campus. Most exterior and
garage phones have blue lights, making them easily visible.



You can visit Pitt Mobile at m.pitt.edu to access emergency contact information on your smart phone or Web-capable mobile device.

Timely Warning Reports

CRIME ALERTS–TIMELY WARNING

In the event of a reported crime, the chief of police at each University of Pittsburgh campus is responsible for

  1. determining whether a Crime Alert is required,
  2. preparing the content of the Crime Alert, and
  3. distributing the Crime Alert as promptly as reasonably possible to aid in the prevention of similar occurrences.

DETERMINATION

A Crime Alert will be issued when a serious, unresolved crime is committed on or adjacent to campus and the crime creates a threat of immediate physical harm to faculty, staff, or students, and the likelihood of repetition is such that a report is necessary to aid in the prevention of similar occurrences. Crime Alerts will not be issued if, in the professional judgment of the chief of police, the crime is not considered to create a threat to the campus community.

CONTENT

Crime Alerts describe the alleged actor(s), the nature, date, time, and location of the crime, and the type of precautions that individuals should take to prevent similar occurrences. Crime alerts do not contain identifying information about
the victim(s).

DISTRIBUTION

Crime Alerts are distributed to all affected administrative officers, campus presidents, deans, directors, and department heads, for dissemination to persons within their areas of responsibility.
In addition, Crime Alerts will be made available at University buildings, posted on relevant University bulletin boards, displayed on the University police department's Web site (police.pitt.edu for the Pittsburgh campus) and Facebook page for 30 days or until the crime is resolved, and reported to the campus' media relations office. You may sign up to receive crime alerts via text message by visiting police.pitt.edu.

In the event these communication media are unavailable, alternate posting may be made through the University's Audix system or other modes of communication.

QUICKEST WAY TO SEE CRIME ALERTS?

Sign up for text alerts at police.pitt.edu or check out the Pitt police Facebook page. You can read more about crime alerts and ENS notifications here: emergency.pitt.edu/resources/notifications

UNIVERSITY EMERGENCY
PHONE NUMBERS

University of Pittsburgh Police
EMERGENCIES 4-2121
or Noncampus Phone
412-624-2121

General Assistance 4-4040
or 412-624-4040

Office of Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education (SHARE)
412-648-7930

Student Health Service
412-383-1800

University Counseling Center
412-648-7930
(Phones answered 24 hours a day/seven days a week)

Student Conduct
412-648-7910

Environmental Health and Safety
412-624-9505

SafeRider
412-648-CALL (2255)

Panther Central
412-648-1100

PITTSBURGH EMERGENCY
PHONE NUMBERS
(OFF CAMPUS)

City of Pittsburgh
Police, Fire, Ambulance
911

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape
24-hour hotline

1-866-363-7273

Center for Victims
24-hour hotline
1-866-644-2882

Pennsylvania Department
of Public Welfare
ChildLine for abuse reporting

1-800-932-0313

Re:solve Crisis Network
Mental Health Crisis Intervention

1-866-7-YOU CAN or 1-888-796-8226

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