Pitt’s state-of-the-art Public Safety Building, located at 3412 Forbes Avenue—a highly visible and accessible location near the entrance from Downtown to Oakland—symbolizes the University’s commitment to protecting the safety of its Oakland neighbors, the city of Pittsburgh, and Pitt students, faculty, and staff.
The building’s lobby is staffed 24 hours a day. Its communications center connects more than 70 Pitt commissioned law-enforcement officers with one another and with city, county, and state public safety agencies, and allows Pitt personnel to monitor conditions throughout the 132-acre campus and the greater Oakland community. About 40 percent of the calls handled by University police involve non-Pitt personnel.
Pitt’s police department is the third-largest in Allegheny County and is recognized as one of the best trained and professional police forces anywhere.