Officials tout comprehensive safety efforts, leading to the City's sixth straight year of historic crime lows; encourage residents to 'adopt a block' to help drive crime even lower and combat recent spike in burglaries
What's New with the Bureau of Police?
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has partnered with the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) to pilot a litterbug hotline campaign to enable citizens to report incidences of trash or litter being tossed from vehicles onto the streets of Pittsburgh.
posted 11/04/13 @ 1:31 pm
The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police 2012 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:
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.
posted 1/17/12 @ 4:50 pm
The Bureau of Police offers a guide to the statistical codes that are used for Bureau reporting.
posted 5/26/11 @ 9:21 am
Street Beat Pittsburgh is an interactive talk show designed to inform the citizens of Pittsburgh of the present and proactive initiatives being shared by the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, citizens, human services groups and the community at large.
posted 2/01/11 @ 12:00 am
The Pittsburgh Police are committed to preventing child injuries and deaths in vehicle crashes by educating folks on how to safely transport kids. Please take a look at our Car Seat Safety page.
posted 1/12/11 @ 3:02 am
Access crime information in Pittsburgh and across Pennsylvania.
posted 1/12/11 @ 3:01 am