File a Police Report
Ways to File a Police Report:
1) Call 911 from within the City of Pittsburgh limits. If the incident occurred within the City of Pittsburgh, you must call from within the City of Pittsburgh limits for an officer to be dispatched to you. When you call, you may be routed to a civilian member of the Telephone Reporting Unit (TRU) who will assist you.
2) You can visit any City of Pittsburgh police station and file a report in person. All City of Pittsburgh police stations are open 24/7, even on holidays. Bring your ID to confirm your identity. Depending on the incident, providing additional information like pictures, video, or documents is helpful. If you are not sure what documents are needed to file a report, call ahead. You can find the list of police zones, addresses, and phone numbers here.
Note: Filing a police report with the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police cannot be done online.
How to Obtain a Copy of a Police Report:
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Central Records and Reporting Unit (CRRU) is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The address is 660 First Avenue, 3rd floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. All police reports are $15 - check or money order only. You can request a report in person or through the mail. If requesting a report through the mail, make sure you include what type of incident, a report number, a photo copy of your ID, and a self-addressed stamped envelope. The phone number is 412-255-2920 if you'd like to call ahead or if you have any additional questions.