Pittsburg Police Department

  • Agency: Pittsburg Police Department
  • Address: 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, 94565 CA
  • Chief: Aaron L Baker (Chief of Police)
Phone: 925-252-4980
Fax: 925-252-4882

Pittsburg Police Department is located at 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg, 94565 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is Aaron L Baker. The Pittsburg Police Department phone number is 925-252-4980.

Pittsburg Police Department News

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Two sets of eyes are better than one! Patrol Sergeants Palma and Reddoch keeping our streets safe!

Please join us in welcoming Pittsburg’s newest officers: Officer Lee Borman Officer William Barbanica Officer John Odell Officer Marcus Cardona Officer Zachary Wilhite Officer Siobhan Zaragosa Congratulations to all!

Our hearts are heavy this morning at the news coming out of Thousand Oaks, CA. Thirteen people have been killed in a mass shooting, including Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this senseless tragedy.

On 11/07/1998, in the early morning hours, the Pittsburg Police Department received a report of a missing juvenile. The 15-year-old juvenile, Lisa Diane Norrell, had attended a Quinceanera rehearsal at the I.D.E.S Hall located at 111 W. 10th St. in Antioch the evening prior. At approximately 10:30 pm, Lisa left the I.D.E.S Hall on foot alone, carrying her dress shoes and Quinceanera dress with the likely destination being her residence in the City of Pittsburg. Tragically, Lisa never arrived home that night. On 11/14/1998, after an extensive search by numerous agencies, the murdered body of Lisa was found near the Nav-Land Landscaping lot located at 2665 Pittsburg Antioch Highway. It has been 20 years since the murder of Lisa Diane Norrell and the case remains unsolved. The Pittsburg Police Department has and will continue to actively investigate this case and requests anyone with information related to this investigation to please contact Detective Jacob Stage 925-252-6972.

After 22 years of service to the City of Pittsburg, City Manager Joe Sbranti has announced his plans to retire. We will miss Mr. Sbranti's presence around City Hall, but wish him all the best in his future endeavors. Congrats Mr. Sbranti!

"It makes no difference how many people are working for you, but it makes all the difference who is working for you." ~Sister Parish~ In recognition of Records and Support Personnel Day, the Pittsburg Police Officers' Association and Police Managers' Group treated our civilian support staff to an amazing lunch catered by Little J's. We appreciate their hard work and commitment to making the Pittsburg Police Department a success!

Please avoid the area. The PPD traffic unit is working a rollover collision at Loveridge Road and California Ave. The intersection should be closed for 2-3 hours.

Yes!!! It’s #NationalDonutDay again!!! The Traffic Division would like to say Do-not drive fast in school zones! Let’s keep our kids safe!!! 💙👫👮‍♀️🍩

Pittsburg Police Department Receives Traffic Education and Enforcement Grant Pittsburg Police Department has been awarded a $90,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long enforcement and public awareness program. The traffic safety program is intended to educate the public on safe roadway habits and deter people from violating traffic laws or practicing other unsafe behaviors that lead to injuries and fatalities. “The city of Pittsburg is grateful for the support from the California Office of Traffic Safety. With the assistance of this grant, we will continue our efforts to reduce traffic collisions along with impaired and distracted driving within the City,” said Captain Steve Albanese. The grant from OTS will fund various education and enforcement activities for the 2019 federal fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019): • DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols to take suspected alcohol/drug-impaired drivers – and those unlicensed or with a revoked/suspended license – off the road. • Traffic safety education presentations for youth and community members on distracted, impaired and teen driving, and bicycle/pedestrian safety. • Patrols at intersections with increased incidents of pedestrian and bike collisions. • Checking for seat belt and child safety seat compliance. • Motorcycle safety operations in areas with high rider volume and where higher rate of motorcycle crashes occur. • Speeding, red light and stop sign enforcement. • Warrant service operations targeting multiple DUI offenders. • Compilation of DUI “Hot Sheets” identifying repeat DUI offenders Probation supervision for high-risk DUI offenders. • Specialized DUI and drugged driving training to identify and apprehend suspected impaired drivers. In 2016, 3,623 people were killed in crashes across the state, a 7 percent increase from 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Particularly alarming is the rise in pedestrian deaths, with 867 pedestrians killed on California roadways in 2016, a nearly 33 percent increase from 2012. Along with the growing dangers of distracting technologies like phones and drug-impaired driving, this grant funding will provide opportunities to combat these dangerous and illegal behaviors. “Almost all crashes are preventable,” OTS director Rhonda Craft said. “Education and enforcement go hand in hand helping change behaviors that cause devastating crashes.” Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Edgewater Church Trunk or Treat event tonight! We had a great time! We hope you did too! 🎃👻🍬🍫

HAPPY HALLOWEEN PITTSBURG! We hope you have a safe Halloween. Please don’t drink and drive. Not only do you endanger yourself and others, your booking photo will look really ridiculous in your costume. Have a plan. Drive smart.

Halloween is CREEPING up on us! The Pittsburg Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy Halloween experience. Take a minute to read these 5 tips to make sure you and your family stay safe while trick-or-treating. 1. Trick-or-treat with trusted neighbors. Map to plan your route ahead of time and find the safest, most efficient route to the candy. Help make Halloween a safe day for all kiddos. 2. Dress like a ghoul or goblin, but stay safe. Make sure costumes and candy bags or pails are reflective. Costumes shouldn’t drag too far on the ground to avoid tripping, and masks, hats, and shoes should be well-fitting. 3. If you plan to be driving during trick-or-treat hours, watch for children walking on roadways, medians, and curbs. Be sure to enter and exit driveways carefully. 4. Use well-marked routes to get to the candy. Always use the sidewalk, and do not cut across yards or use alleys. Wherever possible cross the road at a crosswalk. 5. When in doubt, throw the candy out. Avoid candy that has loose wrappings, is completely unwrapped, has puncture holes, or is homemade and not factory-wrapped. Small children should not be allowed hard candy, which could be a choking hazard. If you have any additional trick-or-treating tips you'd like to share with your neighbors, please reply in the comments below. Boo safe out there!

Each day in our nation, there are an average of over 3,041 attempts of suicide by young people grades 9 through 12. The numbers are higher when these percentages are applied to grades 7 and 8. In recognition of this problem, Pittsburg Police School Resource Officers in collaboration with Pittsburg Unified School District created a video to raise awareness and provide help and support to the youth of Pittsburg. Shout out to PHS student, Timmy, for all your hard work with filming and editing. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please call 1-800-273-8255. Someone is there to speak with you 24 hours a day. Help spread the word about suicide prevention by watching and sharing this video. #YouMatter #PittsburgCares #SuicidePrevention #SuicidePreventionMonth Logic Alessia Cara Khalid

Join us on Halloween for a fun-filled trunk or treat event!

Fatal Collision Investigation Location: Railroad Avenue / Castlewood Drive Last night at 11:26 PM, officers responded to a vehicle versus bicyclist collision at the intersection of Railroad Ave and Castlewood Drive. When officers arrived, the bicyclist was located in the southbound lanes of Railroad Ave. The man was suffering from head trauma and immediately transported to John Muir Walnut Creek where he was pronounced deceased. The driver of the involved vehicle remained on scene and was cooperative throughout the investigation. Impairment nor distracted driving appeared to be a factor in the cause of the collision. The Pittsburg Police Department Fatal Accident Response Team responded and took over the investigation. It was determined the driver of the vehicle was traveling northbound on Kirker Pass Road approaching the intersection of Castlewood Drive with a steady green signal for their direction of travel. The bicyclist entered the roadway westbound crossing Railroad Avenue on his bike in the crosswalk. The driver attempted to avoid the collision with the bicyclist, but was unable to do so. The identification of the bicyclist is being withheld pending notification to their family. This investigation remains active and officers are examining the city’s video surveillance system, as well as video from area businesses, that may have captured the incident. The Pittsburg Police Department asks anyone with additional information to please contact the Pittsburg Police Department Tip-Line at 925-252-4040.

***UPDATE at 11:14am: ROAD IS NOW OPEN*** ***TRAFFIC ADVISORY*** Kirker Pass Road is closed between Buchanan Road and Pheasant Drive while the Traffic Unit investigates a collision which occurred last night.