The City is Our Campus
The University of Pittsburgh Police Department is the third-largest law enforcement agency in Allegheny County, providing 24-hour protection for more than 40,000 students, faculty, and staff on our 132-acre Pittsburgh campus.
The department has 74 commissioned officers, including a Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) which is fully equipped to immediately respond to life-threatening events, and which has the ability to breach the doors of a building if they are blocked by an actor.
All University police officers are certified under state law and receive mandatory training in the technique known as “rapid response, active shooter.”
In addition, the City of Pittsburgh has fire and emergency medical service personnel stationed throughout the neighborhoods we call home.