Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Building Community Block Watches

Please join the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) and the Community Technical Assistance Center (CTAC) on Saturday, May 21, at West Penn Hospital for a citywide public safety training and resource fair entitled “Safe Areas for Everyone: Building Community Block Watches.” The event is sponsored by the Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and by Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith (District 2), Public Safety Chairperson.

The event is completely free, open to all city residents, and includes a light breakfast, boxed lunch, and parking. Come learn how to start or sustain a block watch, understand crime statistics, navigate the city’s community safety website, or identify gang activity. A panel of representatives from 311, 911, the Bureau of Building Inspection, the Department of Public Works, and the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh will answer your questions on the functions of their departments and how they respond to safety complaints. The event will also feature a keynote address by David J. Hickton, US Attorney for Western Pennsylvania.

Visit our afternoon resource fair to get more information on public and non-profit services available to you. Register by visiting www.safeconference.pittsburghpa.gov.

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