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COMMUNITY ALERTS & UPCOMING EVENTS

It’s that time of year! Time to register your National Night Out event! Registration will begin on May 28th and run through July 26th.  We hope to see you there!

National Night Out (NNO)

is a community-building campaign that culminates annually on the first Tuesday in August. This year it is schedule for Tuesday, August 6, 2024. Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from public safety personnel, and much, much more.

National Night Out (NNO) promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our communities safer, more caring places to live. Additionally, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and other first responders together with residents under positive circumstances. The program enhances the relationship between neighbors, law enforcement and first responders while bringing back a true sense of community. Click the link below to register your event.

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National Night Out 2023

Thank you to everybody who participated in the 12 separate events in Northside for National Night Out 2023! Our Officers loved being able to meet and interact with all of you!

(Posted 5/2/24 at 3:30 PM)

Please remember to lock your vehicles when they are unattended. There were 17 Theft from Vehicle reports taken in Zone 1 in the month of April. In far too many cases, the vehicles were left unlocked, both intentionally and unintentionally, and the victims had left valuables in the vehicle, out in the open.  While in other cases, force was used to enter the vehicle. Below are some tips to help prevent Thefts from Vehicles.

  1. Make sure that all of the doors are locked, and the windows are closed.
  2. Invest in a steering wheel lock, glass break detector, vehicle security alarm system or some other type of vehicle anti-theft device.
  3. Take all valuables out of the vehicle or store them in locked compartments inside your vehicle where they cannot be seen.
  4. Always park your vehicle in well-lit populated areas.

PITTSBURGH, PA — Beginning Monday, February 26, 2024, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police personnel will transition from traditional eight-hour work days, back to four 10-hour shifts each week, with three consecutive days off.

This organizational change is designed to enhance officer wellness, a key pillar in Chief Scirotto’s priorities for the Bureau.

“An additional day away from work each week to focus on family, friends, or outside pursuits is key to creating a healthy workforce and contributes to the Bureau’s goal of not only recruiting new officers, but retaining them for the long haul, ” said Chief Larry Scirotto. Officers will also be afforded one hour of wellness time each week while on shift to use at their discretion.

In addition to the revised work schedule, the Bureau is making additional adjustments to more effectively serve Pittsburgh residents and visitors to the city.

Some of the changes are as follows:

  • Centralized deployment established for the night shift where police units will be strategically placed throughout the zones staffed by multiple supervisors and a night watch commander who will oversee operations and allocate resources to areas of need throughout the city
  • New watch commander added to the p.m. shift
  • Formation of the Violent Crime Division to include Homicide, Narcotics, Intelligence, and the Violence Prevention Unit with the overarching goal of reducing violent crime and gun violence
  • Installation of blue phones with a direct line to 9-1-1 outside all six police zones and the Downtown Public Safety Center for use between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. when officers are deployed in the field
  • Creation of an enhanced Telephone Reporting Unit (TRU) operating from 7-3 a.m. daily, including weekends. Dispatch will assign reports to the TRU for calls that do not require an in-person response by officers. TRU will NOT be assigned to any “In Progress” call where a suspect may be on scene, any crime where a person may need medical aid, any domestic dispute, calls with evidence, or where the Mobile Crime Unit will be requested to process a scene
  • Creation of the Pittsburgh Police Cares portal on the City of Pittsburgh website modeled on the current Zone 1 Cares initiative. The online portal will be one-stop shopping for police/community engagement events, safety alerts, monthly crime statistics, and zone/neighborhood-centered news
  • Online citizen reporting

“Following thorough audits of how police resources were being allocated, these improvements are backed by data to ensure that the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is serving the city in the most efficient and responsible manner, placing the primary focus on areas of concern to enhance quality of life in our neighborhoods, improve community/police partnerships, and prioritize officer wellness. These are my key priorities for the Bureau, which will only serve to strengthen public safety in the city,” said Scirotto.

Cara Cruz

Public Information Officer

Public Safety

cara.cruz@pittsburghpa.gov

Saturday July 29th, 2023

Zone 1 Officers take a break from Patrol to enjoy a game of basketball with local kids at the Manchester Community Day Event!

Brighton Heights, Marshall-Shadeland

AM Shift: Lt. P. Mercurio

PM Shift: Lt. H. Maddox

Summer Hill, Spring Hill, Troy Hill, Spring Garde & Northview Heights

AM Shift: Lt. P. Mercurio

PM Shift: Lt. H. Maddox

Northview Heights

Chateau, Manchester, California-Kirkbride, Allegheny Center, Central Northside, East Allegheny & West Allegheny

AM Shift: Lt. P. Mercurio

PM Shift: Lt. H. Maddox

Perry North, Perry South (Perry Hilltop), Fineview

AM Shift: Lt. P. Mercurio

 PM Shift: Lt. H. Maddox

COMMUNITY RESOURCES & GROUPS

Zone 1 Police Department
The Zone 1 Police Department covers the eighteen neighborhoods of the Northside of Pittsburgh.


File a Police Report
Police reports can be filed by calling 911 or by visiting the Zone 1 Police Department.


Access Domestic Violence Resources
Resources are available to support victims of abuse.


Apply to become a Police Officer
The City of Pittsburgh is accepting applications for the Police Officer position. Apply today!


Find your neighborhood Block Watch
Search for Block Watch Groups in your area.


Megan’s Law Electronic Notification System
Sign up to receive email for the individuals currently registered with the Pennsylvania State Police as active sexual offenders pursuant to Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law.

Northside Public Safety Council

President: Cecelia Ware

Phone:  412-345-1366

Email: zone1psc@gmail.com

Meetings: The general membership meeting is held on the 1st Thursday of the Month at 5:30 PM.

In-Person/Virtual/Hybrid: Hybrid. Contact us.

In-Person Meeting location:
Propel School Northside
1805 Buena Vista St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(The parking lot and main entrance can be accessed from Irwin Ave near the intersection of N. Charles St. and Irwin Ave.)

Get involved with the council dedicated to ensuring public safety throughout the Northside.
The Northside Public Safety Council meets at Propel School Northside – 1805 Buena Vista St. Pgh PA 15212 on the first Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 PM. Attendees include our Zone 1 Commander, Public Safety Director, Zone 1 CRO’s, Housing Authority representatives, Northside community residents and a variety of special guests. Come on out to be part of the discussion about making the Northside a safe place for us all!


Community Alliance of Spring Garden and East Duetschtown

President: Isaac Falvey

Address: 1308 Spring Garden Ave, Pittsburgh Pa 15212

Phone: (412) 228-0376

Email: info@ca-sged.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CASGED412

Meetings: The general membership meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM.

In-Person/Virtual/Hybrid: Hybrid. Contact us.

In-Person Meeting Location: St Michael and All Angels Lutheran Church 1308 Spring Garden Ave, Pgh Pa. 15212.

The Community Alliance of Spring Garden & East Deutschtown is a grassroots community organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for its members by organizing and encouraging efforts to revitalize the residential and commercial districts; by leading and supporting greening and beautification efforts; and by providing or supporting events and programs that promote public safety, volunteerism and community pride.


East Allegheny Community Council

President: Douglas Kamper

Address: 415 East Ohio Street #225, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

Phone: (412)-321-1204

Email: info@deutschtown.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Deutschtown/

Meetings: The general membership meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 PM.

In-Person/Virtual/Hybrid: Virtual. Contact us.

In-Person Meeting Location: N/A

The East Allegheny Community Council (EACC) works to revitalize the Deutschtown National Historic District, support economic development efforts, and foster a sense of community. The mission of EACC is to:

  • improve the quality of life for residents by encouraging restoration and preservation of our housing stock;
  • organize and support social, cultural, educational and charitable programs and events; and promote public safety, enforcement of city ordinances, and performance of city services in the neighborhood of East Allegheny, also known as Deutschtown.

Allegheny West Civic Council

President: Bob Griewahn

Address: 806 Western Ave Pgh Pa 15212

Phone: (412) 323-8884

Email: info@alleghenywest.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alleghenywest/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/allegheny_west/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/AlleghenyWest_pgh/

Meetings: The general membership meeting is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM.

In-Person/Virtual/Hybrid: Hybrid. Contact us.

In-Person Meeting Location: Calvary United Methodist Church 971 Beech Ave Pgh Pa  15233.

The Allegheny West Civic Council was incorporated in 1971 to:

  • coordinate neighborhood services and eliminate duplicate or unnecessary activities
  • identify and make every effort to meet unmet needs;
  • promote public understanding of our needs and resources;
  • serve as a channel for the members to express our thoughts and needs to the larger communities of city, state & nation and serve as an access channel to the people of the neighborhood for other institutions;
  • receive and administer funds exclusively for scientific, education and charitable purposes;
  • improve the economic and social climate of the community by publicizing our needs and goals and assuring that vital services, programs and resources are made available to the community.

Any resident, property owner, business owner or organization is eligible to become a voting member in the Civic Council.  More information about membership can be found on our website.


Summer Hill Citizens Committee

President: Jake George

Phone:  (724) 664-3045

Email: jlg8807@gmail

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/summerhillcitizens/

Meetings: The general membership meeting is held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6 PM.

In-Person/Virtual/Hybrid: TBD. Contact Us

In-Person Meeting Location: TBD

The Summer Hill Citizens Committee (SHCC) is the official neighborhood group representing citizens of Pittsburgh’s upper North Side neighborhood of Summer Hill. Contact us through our Facebook page or via email for more information.


Brighton Heights Citizens Federation

President: Joseph Glassbrenner

Address: PO Box 99602 Pittsburgh PA 15233

Phone: (412) 690-0918

Email: BHCFpgh@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightonheights/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bhcfpgh

Meetings: The general membership meeting is held on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 PM.

In-Person/Virtual/Hybrid: In-person only.

In Person Meeting Location: John Morrow Elementary School 3547 Massachusetts Ave Pgh, Pa 15212.

Since its initial inception as a non-profit organization on February 28th, 1967, the Brighton Heights Citizens Federation has been involved in a multitude of activities, events, and projects in the community.  The purpose of the Federation is to promote and encourage the advancement of neighborhood improvements and a greater sense of community.  This is accomplished by uniting the citizens of the community, its organizations, and institutions to work hand in hand to enhance the health, safety, welfare, property, and wellbeing of the community.

To accomplish the above objectives, the Federation sponsors a number of annual neighborhood events such as the annual flower plantings, the Halloween Parade, a Christmas tree lighting in Legion Park, a house tour, and a community day at PNC Park.


Troy Hill Citizens Inc.

President: Abby Vanim

Address: 1619 Lowrie St Pgh Pa 15212

Email: troyhillpittsburgh@gmail.com

Meetings: The general membership meeting is held on the 2nd  Wednesday of the month at 7 PM.

In-Person/Virtual/Hybrid: Hybrid. Contact us.

In-Person Meeting Location: 1902 Sundeman St Pgh Pa 15212

Troy Hill Citizens (THC) is a non-profit community development organization that was established in 1971 to foster programs of a civic and social nature and to improve the quality of life for all Troy Hill residents. The organization strives to find creative and sustainable ways to enhance and revitalize the neighborhood.  To find out more about our organization and ways to get involved, please visit our website.


Observatory Hill Inc.

President: Jeffrey Wagner

Address: PO Box 100247 Pgh, PA 15233

Phone: (412) 736-2489

Email: ohipgh@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/observatoryhillinc/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ohipgh

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/observatory-hill-inc-660294114/

Meetings: The general membership meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

In Person/Virtual/Hybrid: Virtual. TBD. Contact us.

Observatory Hill, Inc. is a non-profit community based organization committed to improving the quality of life for all residents through the preservation or restoration of homes and buildings and conservation of community resources.

Incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) organization on June 18, 1982, the group and the community have worked together to preserve and revitalize the neighborhood in a number of important activities:

* Commercial Revitalization, Housing Preservation, increasing access to mortgage products, attracting new homeowners, and removing key blighted buildings. A primary goal of the organization is to foster home ownership and the return of multi-unit homes to their original single-family status.

* Riverview Park, Preservation and Improvement, including planting annuals in three large beds near the Riverview Avenue entrance and the support of The Friends of Riverview Park committee.

* Neighborhood Promotion and Marketing, including the Observatory Hill House Tour, and the OHI Journal, our association newsletter, OHI website and OHI Facebook page.


Brightwood/Marshall-Shadeland Civic Group

President: Angel Gober

Address: P.O. Box 100001 Pgh Pa 15233

Email: brightwoodcivic@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrightwoodCivicGroup/

Meetings: The general membership meeting is held on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6 PM.

In Person/Virtual/Hybrid: Virtual. Contact us.

Brightwood is a residential neighborhood on the Northside of Pittsburgh consisting of affordably priced homes, occupied by a diverse group of residents. We host monthly membership meetings and special events throughout the year. Contact us to learn how you can get involved and help us improve our community.


Spring Hill Civic League

President: Ben Soltesz

Address:  P.O. Box 100167 Pgh, Pa 15233

Phone:  (412) 759-6680

Email: contact@shcl.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spring-Hill-Civic-League/244133979010573

Meetings: The general membership meetings are held on the 1st Monday of the month at 6 PM.

In-Person/Virtual/Hybrid: Hybrid. Contact Us

In-Person Meeting Location: TBD. Contact Us

Spring Hill was named for its hilly topography, panoramic view of the city, and natural underground springs. Spring Hill is located north of downtown Pittsburgh. It is adjacent to Interstates 279, 579, & Route 28, and it is five minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. It’s out-of-the way location, easy access to highways, low crime rate, abundant greenery, and value of tradition all translate into a desirable area for families to raise their children and for elderly to live safely. This community is nestled on the hilltop; it is one of the North side’s best-kept secrets. Its German ethnic roots have evolved to neighbors of diverse races, economics, and social status, which make Spring Hill a truly unique community. Contact us to learn how to get involved.


Fineview Citizens Council

President: Diondre Johnson

Address:  P.O. Box 6602 Pgh Pa 15212

Phone:   (412) 206-9402

Email: fineviewpgh@gmail.com

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FineviewCitizensCouncil/

 Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/fineviewcitizens/

 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fineviewcitizens/?hl=en

Meetings: The general membership meeting is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM.

In-Person/Virtual/Hybrid: Hybrid. Contact us.

In-Person Meeting Location: 2601 Norwood Ave, Pgh, Pa 15214

Fineview Citizens Council (FCC) and Perry Hilltop Citizens Council (PHCC) began collaborating in the winter of 2016. This partnership was started in large part by the redevelopment of Allegheny Dwellings. FCC and PHCC realized this development project would have a large impact on our communities and that we did not have the capacity to respond to it, nor did we have a comprehensive community plan to inform the development.

Since that time, our two organizations have done quite a bit of collaborative work. We even raised funding to hire two full-time staff members.

FCC and PHCC are currently in the process of collaborating to produce a joint comprehensive community plan that will inform future neighborhood development and put forward a shared vision for our communities. Contact us to learn how to get involved.


Perry Hilltop Citizen’s Council

President: Dwayne Barker

Phone:  (412) 223-7144

Email: perryhilltop@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PerryHilltopCitizensCouncil

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/PerryHilltop

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/perryhilltopcitizenscouncil/

Meetings: The general membership meeting is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6 PM.

In-Person/Virtual/Hybrid: Hybrid. Contact us.

In-Person Meeting Location: 2601 Norwood Ave, Pgh, Pa 15214

Fineview Citizens Council (FCC) and Perry Hilltop Citizens Council (PHCC) began collaborating in the winter of 2016. This partnership was started in large part by the redevelopment of Allegheny Dwellings. FCC and PHCC realized this development project would have a large impact on our communities and that we did not have the capacity to respond to it, nor did we have a comprehensive community plan to inform the development.

Since that time, our two organizations have done quite a bit of collaborative work. We even raised funding to hire two full-time staff members.

FCC and PHCC are currently in the process of collaborating to produce a joint comprehensive community plan that will inform future neighborhood development and put forward a shared vision for our communities. Contact us to learn how to get involved.

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Pittsburgh Police Are Proud to Partner with One Northside

One Northside, a resident-driven initiative, proudly supports efforts of Zone 1 police officers and Northside residents to work collaboratively to build trust and preventcrime in all 18 neighborhoods of the Northside.

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