Wendell D. Hissrich

Wendell D. Hissrich
Wendell D. Hissrich

Public Safety

Wendell Hissrich is the Director of the Department of Public Safety. The department is composed of the Bureaus of Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Animal Care & Control, and Administration, along with the Offices of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Community Affairs, Special Events, and Nighttime Economy. He is a Forest Hills native and 1984 graduate of Duquesne University. Hissrich was a City of Pittsburgh paramedic and crew chief for five years before joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is a lifetime member of the Forest Hills Volunteer Fire Department. In 2016, after spending 25 years with the FBI, he returned to the City of Pittsburgh as the Director of Public Safety.

Public Safety Leadership:

Lee C. Schmidt
Assistant Director, Operations & Administration
Office: 412-255-8973

Shatara A. Murphy
Assistant Director, Community Affairs
414 Grant Street, Room 450
Office: 412-255-2374

Scott E. Schubert
Chief of Police
Department of Public Safety 

Ronald Romano
Chief of EMS
Department of Public Safety 

Darryl Jones
Fire Chief
Department of Public Safety