Police and Safety

Important Phone Numbers

Campus Police/Fire/Emergency - 9865
Chief of Poilice - 9866
Off Campus Police, Fire, or Ambulance - 911

Emergency Notification Service

Crime Alerts

Crime Log

Parking Ordinance for 2012 - 2013

Parking Permit Information

Permit Pricing:

    $75 per year (full-time students)
    $40 per year (part-time students)

This covers September 2013 through August 2014

Register your vehicle at parking.greensburg.pitt.edu

You will need: PITT User Name, Password, and vehicle information (make, model, year, color, license plate number)

After you register vehicle information on the site, please stop by the Business Office to purchase and receive your permit.

Cash, check, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover)

Business Office Hours: Mon-Fri  8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Questions?  Call Business Office at 724-836-9908.

Silent Witness Program

The silent witness program gives those who witness a crime the option to remain anonymous when reporting that crime.

Submit Anonymously On-line

Download Silent Witness Form

Campus Security Authority

The Clery Act requires the University of Pittsburgh to collect crime reports from a variety of individuals and organizations that Clery considers to be Campus Security Authorities. These include security and law enforcement officers; deans; coaches; residence hall staff; overseers and advisors to student clubs and organizations; and other campus officials who have "significant responsibility for student and campus activities," such as, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.

Campus Security Authority Report Form

About the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg Police Department 

The University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg Police provide protection services to students, faculty, staff, visitors, and guests of the University. Duties of the Campus Police include protection of the campus community, enforcement of federal, state, and local laws, and enforcement of parking rules and regulations.

The police department is committed to keeping students, faculty, staff, and the entire Pitt-Greensburg community safe. Conveniently located in the Police and Safety Center, which is connected to Smith Hall, the department is staffed full-time, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

Police Department Facts

  • Consists of a regional commander, police chief, seven full-time officers, and three part-time officers
  • All officers are certified through Pennsylvania Police Officer Educations and Training Commission (Act 120) as municipal police officers
  • Officers are armed and on duty 24 hours per day
  • Officers are trained in first aid, automated external defibrillator (AED), and CPR
  • Officers attend in-service police training programs to stay aware of changing laws and familiarize themselves with procedures and policies relating to safety
  • The police department employs a full time dispatcher certified through the Association of Public Safety Communicator Officials (APCO)
  • Officers assist and participate in a variety of crime prevention programs

Crime

The University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg is responsible for complying with the Federal Jeanne Clery Act, which mandates the collection and dissemination of crime information and the adherance to specific safety policies. In addition, the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg complies with Chapter 3 of the Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Reporting Act; all crimes occurring on campus are reported monthly to the Pennsylvania State Police.

The University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg Police Department maintains a close working relationship with area law enforcement agencies, specifically the Pennsylvania State Police, which is located a short distance away, and provides police assistance if needed. Criminal prosecution of incidents that occur on campus are referred to the local District Justice or to the Westmoreland County District Attorney's Office.

The Police Department also investigates violations of the Pitt-Greensburg Student Code of Conduct and generally refers these incidents to the Judicial Board.

Crime alert notices are distributed and posted throughout the campus in compliance with University of Pittsburgh policy and with the Jeaanne Clery Act.

Emergency Call Boxes for your Safety

Emergency call boxes are located throughout the campus and ring directly into the Pitt-Greensburg Police Department. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are encouraged to use these telephones in the event of an emergency.

Fire Inspection and Drills

Fire safety inspections and drills are conducted once a semester in all residence halls. The Pitt-Greensburg Police Department works with the Hempfield Township Fire Department on all fire-related incidents.  

Reporting Crime

Everyone in the University Community is encouraged to report crime promptly and alert the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg police of any emergencies. Criminal activity and emergencies may be reported by calling extension 9865 (on campus) or 724-836-9865 (if using a non-campus phone)

If off-campus, contact 911 for immediate police assistance.

Safety Information

The Annual Safety and Fire Safety Report outlines safety and security on the Pitt-Greensburg campus.

Fire Safety

  • Know your evacuation routes. -When the alarm sounds, leave your area immediately.
  • Do not use the elevator, take the stairs. -If you encounter smoke while you are escaping, crawl low under the smoke.
  • Do not smoke in the residence halls.
  • Always stay near cooking to monitor it closely. 

Personal Safety - Sexual Assault

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Be assertive; try to set limits. No means No.
  • Recognize the risks of drugs and/or alcohol.
  • If in a social situation stay with your friends.
  • Protect any evidence.
  • Trust your instincts; if something doesn't seem right, use whatever means necessary to get away.
  • Act quickly; evaluate the danger of fighting, running, yelling, or submitting. Act immediately!
  • Run toward areas with people, if possible.
  • Scream for help; it could attract others.
  • Park close to your destination and in well-lighted areas at night. 

Personal Safety - When Threatened

  • Assess the situation; if possible, scream, break free, and run.
  • Run to the nearest building or dormitory and tell someone what happened.
  • Contact the police as soon as possible.
  • Try to remember details about the person to provide an accurate description. 

Protect against Fraud-Credit Card information

  • Sign all new cards immediately and cut up expired cards.
  • Examine your monthly statements.
  • Safeguard your credit cards as you do cash.
  • Don't leave your cards sitting around your dorm room.
  • Don't give information about your credit card over the phone.
  • Don't give your PIN number to anyone.