Chancellor’s Public Safety Advisory Council

The Chancellor’s Public Safety Advisory Council was created to give the University of Pittsburgh, its leadership and all of the constituent groups that make up the Pitt community the best information available about issues, concerns, problems and initiatives in public safety. The members of the Council come from all of parts of the University—undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff—as well as the Pittsburgh community. Issues the Council is charged with examining include:

  • Understanding the types of activities performed by the police force and the procedures used to govern that activity;
  • Reviewing policies and procedures used by the University of Pittsburgh Police Department;
  • Reviewing the relevant policies and procedures used by University units that may impact effective policing;
  • Examining and understanding the community’s perspective on issues of public safety;
  • Examining national issues that arise related to public safety and determining potential impacts on the University;
  • Researching and discussing best practices for conducting police activity on campus; and
  • Making recommendations to the chancellor regarding University action.

Members

  • David HarrisCouncil Chair and Sally Ann Semenko Endowed Chair and Professor of Law, School of Law
  • Patricia Isabel DocumetAssociate Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health
  • Kenny DotyStaff Council Representative and Online Learning and Technology Services Lead, Swanson School of Engineering
  • Ted Patrick FritzVice Chancellor of Public Safety and Emergency Management, Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management
  • Richard GarlandAssistant Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health
  • Paul T. HarperClinical Assistant Professor, Business Administration, Katz Graduate School of Business
  • James K. LoftusChief of Police, University of Pittsburgh Police Department
  • Angel Diana PappalardoStaff Council Representative and Clinical Research Operations Director, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
  • Bianca PaytonUndergraduate Student Representative
  • Katie PopeAssociate Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights and Title IX, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Cheryl RuffinInstitutional Equity Manager, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Caroline Susannah UngerUndergraduate Student Representative
  • Kevin J. Washo Jr.Chief of Staff, Office of the Chancellor
  • James Nathan Williams, IIIDirector of Local Governmental Relations, Office of Community and Governmental Relations
  • Matthew WilsonUndergraduate Student Representative

Contact

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