After 15 months without a homicide, the Northside saw three in the past several weeks.

safety1-660x880The Northside Public Safety Council wants to remind residents to report any suspicious behavior they see to Zone 1 police.

The council will also have a guest speaker from the Coalition Against Violence speaking at its Nov. 7 meeting. All are welcome to attend.

In September, approximately 551 incidents were reported throughout the Northside, which led to approximately 177 arrests. Reported incidents are down from August.

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.