PUBLIC SAFETY CONTACTS
  • To report an emergency, please dial 911.
  • To request services, including services from the Department of Public Safety and its Bureaus, contact the City of Pittsburgh's 311 Response Line at (412) 255-2621 or via the online 311 Request Form.
  • All media inquiries should be sent to pio@pittsburghpa.gov. 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.

Public Safety Contacts

Bureau of Administration (412) 255-8615
Bureau of Animal Care & Control (412) 255-2036
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (412) 622-6941
Bureau of Fire (412) 255-2860
Bureau of Police (412) 323-7800

 

Administration & Operations

Wendell D. Hissrich, Public Safety Director

 

Zoë C. Burch, Executive Assistant

 

Lee C. Schmidt, Assistant Director, Operations & Administration

 

Charles Showers, Department Business Administrator

 

Keeley Tague, Administrative Specialist

 

Community Affairs

Shatara A. Murphy, Deputy Director, Community Affairs

 

Office of Community Services and Violence Prevention

Alexandra Abboud, Victim Assistance Coordinator

 

Jay Gilmer, STOP the Violence Coordinator

Emily Embrey, SaferTogether Coordinator

 

Ian Reynolds, SaferTogether Coordinator

 

 John Tokarski, SaferTogether Coordinator

 

Nighttime Economy

Allison Harnden, Nighttime Economy Manager

 

Rachel Webber, Nighttime Economy Coordinator

 

Public Information Office

NOTE: All media inquiries should be sent to pio@pittsburghpa.gov. 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

 

Support Services

John Warren, Manager of Support Services

 

Technology

Daniel Shak, Technology Manager