Fast Facts: Pittsburgh Police Change 911 Call Response  

  • The Bureau of Police in the City of Pittsburgh announced it will no longer respond to police calls unless there is an in-progress emergency.  
  • Crimes such as theft and criminal mischief will no longer be treated as emergency calls.  
  • Please note that the use of deadly force is rarely permitted for protection of property under Pennsylvania law. However, if you’re facing death or serious bodily injury, you may be justified in using force or deadly force.  
  • If you have any questions about the laws in Pennsylvania or in the City of Pittsburgh, and how they might apply to the new crime reporting protocols in Pittsburgh, call U.S. LawShield and ask to speak to your Independent Program Attorney. 

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