The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A Pitt Police officer talks with students during the Spring Safety Fair in the William Pitt Union.

Emergency personnel offer safety tips at spring safety fair

By Jordan Kooper, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

It’s important for students to feel comfortable bringing their safety concerns to the Pitt police department, according to Bradley Kiefer.  “If you see something, say something — it really is...

An emergency blue light phone on campus.

Pitt police lieutenant updates community on safety measures

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor September 20, 2023
From panic buttons to new trainings for ENS officials, lieutenant for the Pitt Police Bradley Kiefer emphasized the importance of listening to the community’s concerns and adapting policies as a result.
A police officer walks outside of Hillman Library after evacuating students from the building.

‘I have no idea what’s going on’: Pitt students confused, scared during hoax active shooter incident amid delayed ENS alerts

By Punya Bhasin, News Editor April 11, 2023
It took Pitt more than an hour to send an ENS alert after police evacuated Hillman library Monday for a hoax active shooter. Pitt police chief James Loftus said he “regrets” not sending an ENS alert out sooner.
A “Love Your Crosswalk” sign at a crosswalk on Forbes and Oakland Avenues.

‘Love Your Crosswalk campaign’ teaches Pitt history, pedestrian safety

By James Paul, Staff Writer October 17, 2022
At various intersections on Forbes and Fifth Avenues, pedestrians will find 28 flashy QR codes, each linked to separate multiple-choice quizzes that explain safety tips and Pitt history.
The Walking Escort Pilot Program will walk students back to their dorms from Hillman Library during the hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday.

Hillman pilots late-night campus escorts

By Jessica Steinberg, For The Pitt News September 12, 2019
After an incident outside of Ruskin Hall in early 2019, the University has introduce security personnel to walk students to their dorms or shuttle stops.
Pitt Police have reported responding to two possible incidences of men targeting women in Oakland this week. (TPN File Photo)

Multiple reports of suspicious activity seemingly targeting women in Oakland

By The Pitt News Staff April 11, 2019
Update 12:36 p.m.: Pitt confirmed there has been no missing persons report filed with Pitt Police, and that it does not believe the incidents are related.
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