Pittsburgh to bring back its mounted horse police unit

Pittsburgh to bring back its mounted horse police unit

The Pittsburgh Department of Police is one step closer to revamping its mounted horse police squad. 

The Public Safety Services Committee of Pittsburgh City Council on Monday considered a bill that would reinstate the Mounted Police Trust Fund (MPTF) to support the mounted police program- a program that was halted in 2004 when the city went under Act 47. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Police Chief McLay steps down

Pittsburgh Police Chief McLay steps down

After serving two years as Chief of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Cameron McLay has decided to leave the Bureau. 

 

“I have made the decision that I have done as much as I can and now I want to turn it over and pass the torch,” said Chief McLay. 

 

McLay was hired in September 2014 as the first Police Chief in over 150 to be brought in from outside the force. Mayor Bill Peduto selected McLay to reestablish relationships between communities and leaders citywide; rebuild its internal protocols, controls, and ethics training. 

Friday, November 4, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh City Council considers measure to authorize sending city police to assist Cleveland with RNC safety

The Public Safety Services Committee of Pittsburgh City Council held a meeting on Wednesday to discuss and vote on an ordinance that would authorize Mayor Bill Peduto to send Pittsburgh City Police officers to Cleveland, Ohio for the Republican National Convention later this month. 

 

Police Chief Cameron McLay said 20-25 officers and personnel would voluntarily be sent to Cleveland to assist with traffic duties, SWAT units, and crowd control needs. 

 

“Conceptually we recognize as a major city that we have a responsibility to be partners with our sister cities,” Chief McLay stated before the committee. “We felt very strongly on the need to examine our abilities to support [Cleveland] in any way that we could with available resources that we have.” 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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