Please be advised that many of our staff are currently working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We recommend contacting us via email to ensure a prompt response

Public Safety Contacts

Office of the Director

Wendell D. Hissrich, Public Safety Director

Zoë Burch, Executive Assistant

Keeley Tague, Administrative Specialist


Lee Schmidt, Assistant Director, Operations

  • (412)-255-8973

Community Affairs

Shatara Murphy, Assistant Director, Community Affairs

Jay Gilmer, STOP the Violence Coordinator

Ian Reynolds, Safer Together Coordinator

 John Tokarski, SaferTogether Coordinator

Finance & Administration

John Warren, Manager of Support Services

Charles Showers, Department Business Administrator


Public Information Office

NOTE: All media inquiries should be sent to Failure to do so could result in delayed response. During non-business hours (overnight and weekends), PIOs will appear on scene for all major incidents and post alerts and updates to Public Safety social media and to the Media Blotter. Inquiries sent during off hours will be reviewed when regular business hours resume.

Cara Cruz, Public Information Officer

Maurice Matthews II, Assistant Public Information Officer

Tricia Adamczyk, Social Media Specialist


Nighttime Economy

Allison Harnden, Nighttime Economy Manager

Emily Embrey, Nighttime Economy Coordinator



Daniel Shak, Technology Manager


Victim Assistance Services

Alexandra Abboud, Victim Assistance Coordinator