In this monthly column, Northside Public Safety Council President David Stacy shares public safety news for Pittsburgh’s Northside.

By David Stacy

Photo courtesy of Atlantic Training via Wikimedia Commons

August Virtual Meeting

There will be a Northside-wide public safety meeting on Aug. 6, 2020. The Northside Public Safety Council (NSPSC) has not had a public safety meeting since COVID-19 came to our city, neighborhood, and lives. We will be holding a public safety meeting via Zoom on August 6 at 5:30 pm for all of the Northside’s neighborhoods, neighbors, and friends. All are welcome and we urge you to join us for public safety updates and conditions. The Zone 1 Police Department with be in attendance to give current reports and statistics of our neighborhoods throughout the Northside. They will also address any of your questions and concerns. Please email us at for the link to join our meeting. You can also email or call us for any further questions.


COVID-19 is on the rise in our neighborhood and city as well as nationwide. We would like to encourage all Northsiders to continue to be safe and take all precautions to keep you and your family safe from this unpredictable virus. It’s up to each one of us to do our part in keeping one another safe and rid our neighborhood of this invasive virus, so that we can all get back to our normal lives. Please keep up on your local news as well as nation news as new information comes in daily. Northsiders are known to look after one another and stick together, so please, let us all live up to our reputation and step it up even further as we need to unify at these uncertain times.

Heat Wave Tips

We are all feeling the relentless heat wave we’ve been going through, so stay hydrated, wear lightweight clothing, and limit your activity during the hours of high sun. Our pets are vulnerable as well, so be certain to give them lots of water and restrict their time outside to a maximum of 30 minutes. By law, pets must be kept indoors during these hot days. Our cats should be treated equally as they can be vulnerable to the heat as well. If you know of any feral cats in your neighborhood, we ask you to consider them as well by putting water out for them. Feral cats are legal to be outside, as are domestic ones. All of our shelters practice no-kill as much as possible. One pro of feral cats in our neighborhoods is they keep the rodent population down and away from our homes.

As always, please look in on your neighbors who are elderly, disabled, or underserved while keeping in mind the importance of social distancing. For any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us via email at or by phone: 412-321-0295.                                          

David Stacy is the president of NSPSC.

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Northside Public Safety Bulletin: July 2020

Northside Public Safety Bulletin: June 2020

Northside Public Safety Bulletin: May 2020

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