Department of Public Safety

City officials take precautionary measures to keep residents safe, including opening of "warming" centers, safer garbage pick-up measures, and more

National Night Out 2014: SaferTogether
"National Night Out (NNO) is a great opportunity for Pittsburgh communities to promote neighborhood camaraderie and strong partnerships between residents and public safety personnel" Mayor William Peduto said. This year our theme is "Safer Together," promoting our neighborhoods as safe places in which to live, work, study and play. Together, let's tell everyone that we all work together in the City of Pittsburgh to make community safety No. 1!"

A two-alarm fire damaged a 3-story apartment building in the 800 block of Mellon Street in Highland Park around 9 p.m. today.

posted 9/19/14 @ 10:37 pm

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating the shooting of a black male in Spring Garden near the intersection of Vinial Street and Salter Way.

posted 9/19/14 @ 10:36 pm

No injuries in a fire in the 3700 block of Orpwood Street in Oakland.

posted 9/19/14 @ 10:34 pm

A 5-month-old homicide case was closed with the help of the Greater Pittsburgh Fugitive Task Force and Allegheny County Sheriff's.

posted 9/19/14 @ 10:33 pm

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Person’s Unit is asking for assistance in locating a 17-year-old male last seen in Greenfield.

posted 9/17/14 @ 9:08 pm

Video surveillance footage released from Bankville Road Sunoco gas station robbery.

posted 9/17/14 @ 9:06 pm

Arrest made in the August 8, 2014 shooting of Tyrone Tomman in the 2800 block of Penn Avenue in the Strip District. 

posted 9/17/14 @ 8:57 pm

Read what Police Chief Cameron McLay has to say about the recent evacuation of students due to a phoned-in threat

posted 9/17/14 @ 8:53 pm

It's Back-To-School season! Be sure to know and follow the rules of the road.

posted 8/23/14 @ 9:38 am

Zachary Threats, who was wanted for the murder last month in Homewood of 30-year-old Kaamil Arnold in his Tioga Street home, has been arrested.

posted 8/12/14 @ 12:16 pm

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Zone 3 Officers made an arrest in a street robbery in Knoxville.

posted 8/10/14 @ 10:52 am

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide squad is investigating a shooting that occurred at the intersection of Penn Avenue and 29th Street in the Strip District.  

posted 8/02/14 @ 4:04 pm

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad is investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 1:10 a.m. August 1, 2014 near the 100 block of Hazlett Street on Pittsburgh’s North Side. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Squad at 412-32307161. 

posted 8/01/14 @ 4:25 pm

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide squad is investigating a shooting that occurred in Pittsburgh’s Northview Heights neighborhood. Two people, one fatal, were shot in the 300 block of Penfort Street. Detectives are asking anyone with information to call 911 or contact the homicide office at 412-323-7161. Callers can remain anonymous.

posted 8/01/14 @ 4:23 pm

The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police would like to remind the public about various restrictions that will be in effect to ensure a fun, safe and clean time during Saturday night’s concert at PNC Park.

posted 7/25/14 @ 3:20 pm

The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire has been awarded a highly competitive grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

posted 7/25/14 @ 3:13 pm

The public is urged to contact police if they have information that might help locate this missing juvenile.

posted 7/22/14 @ 7:05 am

A warrant has been issued in this weekend's Wharton Square Citizens Bank robbery on the South Side. Police ask the community to help locate suspect.

posted 7/16/14 @ 11:30 am

Police investigating shooting that left one dead.

posted 7/13/14 @ 8:44 am

A man was shot after getting into argument outside of Allentown bar.

posted 7/13/14 @ 8:42 am

Police make arrest in the shooting of a teenager after a house party in Brookline.

posted 7/13/14 @ 8:40 am

Female victim assaulted while returning home from jogging. Police need community's help to locate suspect.

posted 7/13/14 @ 8:39 am

Police Officer helps revives 3-month old infant. 

posted 7/13/14 @ 8:37 am

Police arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of  Fineview man. 

posted 7/06/14 @ 12:20 pm

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a 15-year-old Mt. Washington girl who arrived at UPMC Mercy with a gunshot wound to in her right shoulder.

posted 7/06/14 @ 10:06 am

Actor was discovered after he sent a text to a female associate asking that she call a jitney for him. The woman instead called 911 to have him picked up.

posted 7/06/14 @ 9:39 am

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police have made an arrest in this morning's homicide of a man found stabbed to death in his home on Pioneer Avenue.

posted 7/05/14 @ 1:57 pm

There was a two alarm fire July 3 at a vacant house in the 1900 block of Perrysville Avenue. 

posted 7/04/14 @ 9:56 am

A fight inside a Strip District bar resulted in one arrest and one injury.

posted 7/04/14 @ 9:54 am

Extra step taken by Officer leads to arrest of man wanted in Alabama for murder.

posted 4/09/14 @ 4:59 pm

Two actors were arrested recently by a Zone 6 Police Officer and charged with possession of heroin and tampering with physical evidence.

posted 4/09/14 @ 4:57 pm

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is investigating four bank robberies from mid-December 2013 through April 4 of this year. Pittsburgh Police believe the same man committed each robbery. Anyone with information regarding these robberies and the identity and whereabouts of the man in the photos is encouraged to call the Robbery Squad at 412-323-7151.

posted 4/09/14 @ 12:14 pm

Both rail lines are currently operable and the access roads to the tracks are clear of debris.

posted 4/09/14 @ 11:51 am

There will be road restrictions near PNC Park Tuesday, April 8 while a homeland security exercise takes place.

posted 4/07/14 @ 9:45 am

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

Mayor William Peduto says the time is right to reinstate Graffiti Task Force. The highly effective unit will help combat vandalism.

posted 4/04/14 @ 3:39 pm

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man caught in surveillance video taken near a robbery of the Boulevard Motor Mart, 2230 Saw Mill Run Blvd., on Feb. 15, 2014.

posted 3/24/14 @ 2:32 pm

Acting Police Chief Regina McDonald and Public Safety Director Michael Huss report no major incidents during St. Patrick's Day celebration.

posted 3/16/14 @ 10:00 am

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

posted 6/25/13 @ 12:00 pm
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