safety1-660x880This month, The Northside Public Safety Council wants to remind residents to know who is knocking at their door to prevent robberies.

“It’s best to not answer the door if you’re by yourself unless you know who is coming,” said Public Safety Council President David Stacy.

In February, approximately 367 incidents were reported throughout the Northside, which led to approximately 116 arrests.

The Northside Public Safety Council is a nonprofit corporation composed of community leaders, businesses, government officials the Housing Authority, property owners and the Zone 1 Pittsburgh Police.

The Northside Public Safety Committee meets the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. on the mezzanine level of The Northside Leadership Conference’s offices at 4 Allegheny  Center. All are welcome.

A useful resource for the community is the Zone 1 website at www.communitysafety.pittsburghpa.gov.

For questions or concerns regarding crime or police presence, contact the Zone 1 Community Relations Officer, Forrest Hodges at forrest.hodges@pittsburghpa.gov. April 2013 Northside Public Safety- Know who is knocking