Overlapping Police Departments of Allegheny County

1 Dec


“Did you know that there are over one hundred police departments in Allegheny County alone?” – David Harris

This map highlights yet another difficulty in policing in the region – overlapping police departments. That means that officers within the same jurisdiction will have completely different training. In the City, this most recently became infamous when Port Authority Police Officer Brian O’Malley shot and killed Bruce Kelly Jr. To add to this complexity, only City of Pittsburgh police are beholden to the Citizen Police Review Board, even if another department has City jurisdiction.

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