Pittsburgh Police Policies and Procedural Manual

Welcome to the Police Policies section. We will be adding policy files as time goes on, so please stop back occassionally for new additions.

The Pittsburgh Police Department Policies and Procedures Manual are provided for reference. In order to maintain high levels of professional conduct, policies and procedures are established to provide both guidance and serve as a reference to employees of the Department. It is the responsibility of each employee of the Department to follow the policies and procedures set forth within the manual. However, it is understood that law enforcement is dynamic and it is not possible to anticipate every circumstance that may confront an employee.

The manual provides internal guidance for employees of the Pittsburgh Police Department.

The Pittsburgh Police Department reserves the right to not publicly post any policies that are considered sensitive or tactical in nature. The Policies and Procedures Manual is being completely revised and updated so additional portions will be posted to this website as sections are completed. Some policies have been redacted as they contain information that is temporary, tactical, or confidential. The Pittsburgh Police Department appreciates your patience as we complete this project.