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Mayor Peduto appoints Schubert police chief


Mayor William Peduto has appointed Acting Police Chief Scott Schubert as the Chief of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.

Chief Schubert, of Brookline, has been a Pittsburgh police officer for 24 years. He has served as Assistant Chief for the Operations Branch; Commander of Zone 6, Lieutenant in the Chief’s Office (overseeing Emergency Preparedness); Acting Commander of Zone 4; Lieutenant in Major Crimes; Lieutenant in Zone 6; and Sergeant in the Mobile Crime Unit.

“Chief Schubert is not only respected within the Police Bureau, but across our neighborhoods as well. He is just the right person to steer the bureau as it grows to more than 900 officers this year, and to keep implementing the City’s commitment to community policing measures,” Mayor Peduto said.

The chief began his police career for two years as a Coraopolis police officer, and joined the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police in 1993. He is an Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security at Point Park University, and has a bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement and a master’s in Justice Administration from Point Park as well.

Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich said “Chief Schubert exemplifies the highest standards of excellence in policing and has a demonstrated commitment to the community. I look forward to building on our daily working relationship and promoting the safe and effective delivery of policing services.”

“I am thankful for the faith that Mayor Peduto and Director Hissrich have placed in me,” Chief Schubert said. “My dream has always been to be a Pittsburgh Police Officer, and it is humbling to be considered for the position of chief. I look forward to continuing to serve the officers, the residents, and the visitors of Pittsburgh.”

Mr. Schubert was named Acting Chief in November after the departure of former Chief Cameron McLay. His nomination will be subject to approval by Pittsburgh City Council, and his resume is available at: The nomination will be introduced to Council on Tuesday, Jan. 31.


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