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2018 Planning Guide

The City of Pittsburgh’s National Night Out Planning Guide provides event ideas, flyers and invitations for you to print out, and information on how to plan a National Night Out celebration!


Public Safety Outreach Personnel can be helpful in arranging visits from Public Safety personnel at your event.

  • Zone 1, 4 & 6: John Tokarski |
  • Zone 2, 3 & 5: Jay Gilmer |

A map of the police bureau zones in the City of Pittsburgh can be found here: Zone Map.

National Night Out Planning Guide found here: PDF Format.

If you wish to contact your CRO Officer by email, send an email using their first name and last name to: “”

Emergency Medical Services

Don't forget to contact Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at (412) 622-6931 for information and services.

Bureau of Fire Headquarters

Fire trucks can attend events, too! Call Bureau of Fire Headquarters at (412) 255-2860 to contact a fire house in your community.

Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security

Call Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security at (412) 255-2633 for informational brochures.

Invite Public Safety Personnel

Contact Animal Care and Control at (412) 255-2036.

Community Events

Other activities may be scheduled in your neighborhood on National Night Out. Partnering with other organizations can help you in planning your celebration!

Citiparks activities may be scheduled in your neighborhood on Tuesday, August 4 that might make a good start for your event. Check the Citiparks’ summer schedule on their Website or call 412-255-2539 for more information.
Carnegie Library branches may also have a celebration scheduled. To contact a branch near you, call 412-622-3114 or visit: Carnegie Library
Churches or other community groups often hold events in early August. Partner with them and add a public safety component.

Additional Resources

Sample Neighborhood Event Invitation