PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert has announced his retirement after 29 years with the bureau.
“Following deep reflection and significant discussion with my family, I have come to the decision that it is time to step away from the chief’s position and allow one of my brothers or sisters in blue the opportunity to serve this great city and this storied institution. There has been no greater professional or personal joy than to have represented the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police,” Schubert said.
Schubert rose through the ranks over the past nearly three decades, going from patrolman to detective, sergeant, lieutenant, commander, assistant chief and acting chief before being promoted to chief of police in 2017.
Schubert’s last day as police chief will be Friday, July 1.
The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police took to Facebook saying, “The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the City of Pittsburgh thank Chief Schubert for his tireless and dedicated service to keeping residents safe, creating numerous community partnerships, and documenting the beauty of his beloved city of Pittsburgh through his photography along the way.”
Mayor Ed Gainey will be making an official announcement at 10 a.m.
We will be streaming the announcement LIVE in our WPXI Now streaming apps. Click here to start watching at 10 a.m.
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