Pittsburgh at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations

Full-time law enforcement staff, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police

  • 998 Officers
  • 38 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 3.35 Pittsburgh
  • 2.3 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated April 28, 2022


We identified over $7.5M in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Pittsburgh
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$88,000.00 10/1/2020
9/30/2024
PITTSBURGH, CITY OF THE PITTSBURGH BUREAU OF POLICE (PBP) WILL PURCHASE AND INSTALL A MORE ROBUST DATA STORAGE FORENSIC EVIDENCE SERVER (FES) BECAUSE THE PBPÂ S CURRENT FES IS NEARING ITS 80 TB CAPACITY. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Sub
$88,000.00 10/1/2019
9/30/2023
PITTSBURGH, CITY OF THE PITTSBURGH BUREAU OF POLICE (PBP) WILL PURCHASE AND INSTALL A MORE ROBUST DATA STORAGE FORENSIC EVIDENCE SERVER (FES) BECAUSE THE PBPÂ S CURRENT FES IS NEARING ITS 80 TB CAPACITY. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Sub
$52,000.00 10/1/2018
9/30/2022
PITTSBURGH, CITY OF THE PITTSBURGH BUREAU OF POLICE (PBP) WILL USE GRANT FUNDS TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF PREPARING THE AGENCY TO SEEK CONSULTANTS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES FOR THE HOMICIDE UNIT. ONE OF THE TOP PRIORITIES OF THE PBP IS INVESTING IN RESOURCES TO IMPROVE ITS RESPONSE TO FIGHTING VIOLENT CRIME. THE GOAL OF T… Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Sub
$117,219.00 10/1/2017
9/30/2021
PITTSBURGH, CITY OF THE PITTSBURGH BUREAU OF POLICE (PBP) WILL USE GRANT FUNDS TO PURCHASE THIRTY (30) ELECTRIC BICYCLES FOR THE PBP BIKE UNIT. THE PURCHASE OF THESE BICYCLES WILL ALLOW FOR THE CONTINUED YET CRITICAL FUNCTION OF OFFERING HIGH-VISIBILITY, PROACTIVE COMMUNITY POLICING PRESENCE. THE BIKE UNIT IS RESPONS… Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Sub

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Military equipment transfers


We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data was last updated January 25, 2022

Settlements

We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $392,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2020

The City of Pittsburgh will pay out $392,000 to settle a lawsuit stemming from an injury resulting from a high-speed chase

In 2015, Pittsburgh Police Department officers pursued a vehicle fleeing a traffic stop, which resulted in a crash. A 12-year old girl, only identified in official documents as “D.H.,” suffered from brain damage and other significant injuries due to the crash. D.H.’s family alleged the Pittsburgh Police Department had a widespread practice of high-speed chases resulting from traffic stops.

Compensation
$392,000.00