City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police
Community-Oriented Policing

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.

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

Street Beat Pittsburgh

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.

The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is committed to positive LGBTQI relations. 

Cmdr Eric Holmes serves as the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police LGBTQI liaison. 

He can be reached at: eric.holmes@pittsburghpa.gov 

 

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