About the National Night Out Kick Off
A kickoff event for the National Night Out will be held in Market Square on Tuesday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by for ideas and resources to make your community’s National Night Out a success!
National Night Out is a public safety initiative of Pittsburgh’s Public Safety Department that will take place in various neighborhoods across the city on August 4.
National Night Out started as a porch light vigil where communities could show their awareness of crime and their united stance against it. Today, some events remain simple awareness events while others have grown into full block parties!
People throughout the community make food to share with their neighbors and enjoy a sense of togetherness brought on by working towards a common goal of a safer community. Assorted games and activities are often set up for kids to enjoy.
National Night Out is a great way to get to know neighbors and strengthen relationships with local law enforcement, as policemen and firefighters often attend events to talk with kids and teens about the importance of safety in all situations.
National Night Out is in its 31st year of reminding the people of Pittsburgh that they are “safer together.” To find an event in your area, check out the neighborhood map.
About the City of Pittsburgh’s Public Safety Department
The Public Safety Department provides security and safety to all residents and patrons of Pittsburgh by improving the collaboration of all safety teams within the city. The Public Safety Department includes police and fire bureaus, EMS crews, Emergency Management & Homeland Security, and Animal Care & Control.
Several initiatives have been put in motion to improve safety and the prevent crime by strengthening relationships between the community and Public Safety Department organizations.
The Department hopes other communities can look to Pittsburgh as a guide to becoming safer and more inclusive.