PUBLIC SAFETY

Violence Prevention

Violence Prevention for the Department of Public Safety is coordinated by the STOP the Violence Office. The STOP the Violence Office attempts to promote, assist and connect the anti-violence activities sponsored by the City of Pittsburgh with other governmental and private anti-violence activities and with citizens who want to eliminate violence. City sponsored activities include Group Violence Intervention (GVI), the Pittsburgh Police Community Engagement Unit, and Youth & Adult Diversion programs.

For more information, please contact:
412-255-6774

Help Prevent Violence

Use Email Address:
StopTheViolence@PittsburghPA.Gov

Are you aware of a NON-EMERGENCY situation involving at least one City of Pittsburgh resident that has the potential to turn violent but doesn’t yet need police attention? This could include a dispute, feud, insult, social media post, party, game, fight being planned or even a rumor. It could involve school students or adults of any age, men or women.

Do you know someone who needs a bit of help to avoid getting involved in activities that could lead to violence and someone becoming a statistic? Help might include advice, family assistance, recovery, support from peers, or even a place to go.

If you do, please contact the City of Pittsburgh's STOP the Violence Office using email address: StopTheViolence@PittsburghPA.Gov. When you send the email, please leave a few details and the neighborhood you are writing from. You will receive an initial response within 2 business days.

The City of Pittsburgh STOP the Violence Office has access to many resources and partner organizations who would be pleased to help you or your friend. The STOP the Violence Office is part of the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety but is not the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.

THIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR CALLIING 911 AND IS NOT AN EMERGENCY HOTLINE.

IF VIOLENCE IS READY TO BREAK OUT, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!


Pittsburgh Plan for Peace 

On June 3, 2022, Mayor Gainey announced his Pittsburgh Plan for Peace.
The Plan contains six principles. You can find the plan HERE


STOP the Violence Newsletter

One of the principal tools of the Office is their monthly STOP the Violence newsletter highlighting the facts on violence in the City, featuring insights on City sponsored activities and community-based initiatives to prevent violence, and showing how YOU can get involved. To obtain the free newsletter, please sign up HERE. 

STOP the Violence Newsletter Archive

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