Posted on March 15, 2024

Big Changes to Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Staffing Are in Effect

WPXI, February 26, 2024

Some big changes are coming to the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police starting Monday.

Officers will no longer respond to any calls that aren’t “in-progress emergencies.” That means calls for theft, harassment, criminal mischief and burglary alarms will all be handled by the telephone reporting unit or online reporting.


Some of the changes are due to staffing shortages, said Chief Larry Scirotto {snip}