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
- 907 Officers
- 34 Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 2.87 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 for Pittsburgh
Data was last updated April 2, 2023
We identified over $7M in federal grant funding, FY 2013-2023
Grant funding over time
Grant funding by federal department
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 last updated January 25, 2022
We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $392,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
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.