Pittsburgh Police Chief

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Pittsburgh Police Chief
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Law enforcement

The Pittsburgh Police Chief is the head of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, appointed by the Mayor of Pittsburgh. The Chief is a civilian administrator, and was historically referred to as the Police Superintendent as well as Chief, both titles having the same authority and meaning.

Chiefs[edit]

No. Chief Appointed by Start End Notes
1 Matthew J. Green mayor 1868 1869 [][][]
2 Robert Hague Brush 1869 1872 [][][][]
3 John Irwin Blackmore 1872 1875 [][][][]
4 James McCandless McCarthy 1875 1876 [][][][]
5 W.M. Hartzell McCarthy 1876 1877 [][][][]
6 Philip Demmel McCarthy 1877 1878 [][][][]
7 Robert Hague Liddell 1878 1879 [][][][]
8 J.P. Hersel Lyon 1881 1883
9 G.L. Braun or L.G. Brown Fulton 1884 1884 [][][][]
10 T.A. Blackmore Fulton 1885 1886 [1] was a "viewer" clerk in 1892[][][]
11 Nathan S. Brokaw Fulton 1887 1887 [2] died 1893 [][][]
1 mayor [][][][]
1 mayor [][][][]
1 mayor [][][][]
1 mayor [][][][]
12 Roger O'Mara McCallin 1889 (Feb23-Mar10) 1896 (March 6) [3] aug. 1892, [4] June 24, 1894 was arrested with Public Safety Dir.[5] makes 2,400/year []
13 AH Leslie Ford 1896 (August 1) 1901 (October 1) [6] Jul 1 1899 [7] Jul 8 1901 or before [8]
14 Soloman Coulson Diehl 1900 [9][10] was asst. super jul 1899; [][]
15 AH Leslie Ford 1896 (August 1) 1901 (October 1) [11] Jul 1 1899 [12] Jul 8 1901 or before [13]
16 Gamble Weir mayor 1901? [][][][]
17 Roger O'Mara Diehl 1901 (Jan 14) 1901 (Sep 10) [][][][]
1 mayor [][][][]
1 mayor [][][][]
1 mayor [][][][]
18 McAleese mayor by Feb. 3 1902 [14] [15][16] moms obit, became jail warden then moved to Lawrence Co.[17] lived in Fay, Lawrence Co.[]
19 John P. McTighe Brown march 5 1903 was under consideration [18] [19][20][21] hats, 400 officers []
20 Bernard McStay Hays early 1904 1904 (April 30)[22] [23][][][]
21 Alexander W. "Buck" Wallace Hays 1904 (April 30) [24] June 1906 was out [25] [26][27] ran for alderman 1908 [28] big bio, [29] ran a saloon!, [30] lived with sister & denied pay cause "out of towner", [31] brother died aug. 1904
22 Thomas A. McQuaide Guthrie 1906 1914 [32] [33] joined 1886 chief of detectives 1903, chief 1906-? 3 mayors [34][35] 1911
23 Noble Matthews Armstrong 1914 1918 [36]
24 Robert J. Alderdice Babcock 1918 [37] 1921 [38] [39][40]

[41] Jan 1919

25 Davis Babcock 1919 (September 28) 1921?
26 Thomas F. Carroll Babcock 1921 (June 11?) 1921 (August 17?) [42][43]
27 John C. Calhoun Magee 1922 (April 13) 1922 (September 5) [44]
28 Edward N. Jones Magee 1923 (June 17) 1923 (November) [45]
29 Edward J. Brophy Magee 1923 (November 18) 1926 (Spring) [46]
30 Peter Paul Walsh Kline 1926 (Spring) 1933 (April 15) [47] [48] [49] [50][51]
31 Franklin T. McQuaide Herron 1933 (April 15) 1934 (January)
32 Ben R. Marshall McNair 1934 (January) 1934 (September) [52] Joined 1909 [53][54]?
33 Jacob F. Dorsey* McNair 1934 (September) 1936 (Summer)
34 Franklin T. McQuaide Scully 1936 (Summer) 1939 (March 17) [55]
35 Harvey J. Scott Scully 1939 (March 17) 1952 (August 11) [56]
36 Henry Pieper* Lawrence 1952 (August 11) 1952 (August 13) [57][58]
37 James W. Slusser Lawrence 1952 (August 13) 1970 (January 5) [59][60][61][62]
38 Stephen A. Joyce Flaherty 1970 (January 5) 1971 (February 10) [63]
39 Robert E. Colville Flaherty 1971 (February 10) 1975 (March 1) [64]
40 Robert J. Coll Flaherty 1975 (March 1) 1986 (April 4) [65]
41 William Ward* Caliguiri 1986 (April 4) 1986 (April 21) [66]
42 William "Mugsy" Moore Caliguiri 1986 (April 21) 1987 (May 11) [67][68]
43 Donald Aubrecht* Caliguiri 1987 (May 11) 1987 (May 22) [69]
44 Ralph Pampena Caliguiri 1987 (May 22) 1990 (May 17) [70]
45 Mayer DeRoy Masloff 1990 (May 17) 1992 (June 15) [71][72]
46 Earl Buford Masloff 1992 (June 15) 1995 (December 29) [73][74]
47 William E. Bochter*♥ Murphy 1995 (December 29) 1996 (April 2) [75]
48 Robert McNeilly Murphy 1996 (April 2) 2006 (January 2) [76][77]
49 Dom Costa O'Connor 2006 (January 2) 2006 (September 28) [78]
50 Earl Woodyard, Jr.* Ravenstahl 2006 (September 29) 2006 (October 31)
51 Nathan Harper Ravenstahl 2006 (October 31) 2013 (February 20) [79]
52 Regina McDonald*♥ Ravenstahl 2013 (February 20) 2014 (September 15) [80]
53 Cameron McLay Peduto 2014 (September 15) 2016 (November 8) [81]
54 Scott Schubert Peduto 2016 (November 8) Current [82]

still living

Longest Tenure[edit]

  • 17 years, 145 days – James W. Slusser (1952–1970)
  • 13 years, 5 months – Harvey J. Scott (1939–1952)
  • 11 years, 34 days – Robert J. Coll (1975–1986)
  • 9 years, 275 days – Robert McNeilly (1996–2006)
  • 9 years – Thomas A. McQuaide (1906–1914)
  • 7 years – Peter Paul Walsh (1926–1933)
  • 7 years – Roger O'Mara (1889–1896)
  • 6 years, 112 days – Nathan Harper (2006–2013)
  • 5 years, 61 days – AH Leslie
  • 4 years, 19 days – Robert E. Colville (1971–1975)
  • 3 years, 197 days – Earl Buford (1992–1995)
  • 3 years, 6 months – Franklin T. McQuaide (1933, 1936–1939)
  • 2 years, 360 days – Ralph Pampena (1987–1990)

Public Safety Directors[edit]

Pittsburgh was required by a 1887 state law to have a Public Safety Director over all emergency responders.[1]

Police Commissioners[edit]

  • William J. Kane 1920 [134]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • [file:///C:/Users/Bunner/Downloads/2781-2627-1-PB%20(4).pdf]

External links[edit]