police issues initiatives

You And The Police

Purpose Of This Page

1. To outline for people their legal rights when
interacting and communicating with the

2. To inform people of their responsibilities
and obligations any time they (or a family
member/ friend) may have contact or
involvement with police officers

3. To promote improved relations and
understanding between members of
the community and the police.

2010-107 Cameras

Entactment #25

Enactment date: 7/27/2010
Effective date: 8/10/2010
Title: Ordinance amending the City Code at Title Six: Conduct, Article VIII: Privacy Policy for Public Security Camera Systems, by adding Chapter 652: Police Recording Devices.

Bills & Ordinances

2010-0108 PLEAC Accreditation

Enactment #: 558

Enactment date: 7/27/2010
Effective date: 8/10/2010
Title: Resolution supporting the Bureau of Police's progress in attaining PLEAC accreditation and
requesting quarterly updates until said accreditation is achieved

Ordinance No. 26

Introduced: 02/02/2010
Bill No: 2010-0109
Committee: Public Safety Services Committee
Status: Passed Finally

Sweeping Federal Review Could Affect Consent Decrees Nationwide

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered a sweeping review of federal agreements with dozens of law enforcement agencies, an examination that reflects President Trump’s emphasis on law and order and could lead to a retreat on consent decrees with troubled police departments nationwide.

‘It Did Not Stick’: The First Federal Effort to Curb Police Abuse

Former NAACP Pittsburgh Branch President and Founder and CEO of the Black Political Empowerment Project is quoted as to the potential affects of a turning away from the Federal Consent Decrees.

Important Letters & Forms

Convicted Felon Brochure

Voting Rights of
Convicted Felons, Convicted
and Pretrial Detainees

Police - Education, Recruitment, Retention and Support, Final Report on Res. 445

Citizen Police Review Board (CPRB) Report to Pittsburgh City Council, Resolution #445, October 17, 2002

Letter to Hon. District Attorney Stephen Zappala

From B-PEP to Hon. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala,
March 1, 2016

Letter to Hon. District Attorney Stephen Zappala

From Tim Stevens, Chairman & CEO The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP)

Fair Chance Business Pledge

City Join in Signing the White House Fair Chance Business Pledg

Letter to Hon. Bill Peduto, Mayor

From Wendell Hissrich, Director Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety

POLICE - Progress Police Legislation - An initiative in partnership with the Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP).

Click here for a downloadable Brochure about what you should or should not do when you have an encounter with the police