Group photo of various police units and personnel in front of Point State Park fountain

Why Serve?

Welcome to the City of Pittsburgh Police Recruitment website! The Bureau of Police is the third largest agency in Pennsylvania and is comprised of more than 900 officers. More than 300,000 residents call Pittsburgh home. We pride ourselves in being leaders in best practices and enabling our officers to make a positive difference in the community. Pittsburgh Police Officers are encouraged to take advantage of a variety of assignment opportunities, such as SWAT, K-9, Bomb Squad, River Rescue, and Investigations, as they advance through their career.

As Chief, I am proud of the police work our officers do every day to enhance our neighborhoods. Our bureau reflects the diversity of our communities. Our goal is to deliver law enforcement services with professionalism and integrity. We accomplish this goal by hiring quality employees who are committed to our values: honor, integrity, courage, respect, and compassion. If you are ready to be part of our city’s future then I encourage you to learn more about the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. We look forward to having YOU join our team!

- Chief Scott E. Schubert