Department of Public Safety
2017 National Night Out · Community · Public Safety Partnerships


 What is National Night Out?

National Night Out is an annual celebration on the first Tuesday in August held by neighborhoods across the country that strives to promote community and strengthen relationships between you and your city’s public safety departments. 

"Hosting a National Night Out celebration in your neighborhood is a great way to catch up with neighbors and make new friends, along with getting to know public safety personnel who serve you everyday. Each year, more Pittsburgh neighborhoods participate with picnics, porch parties, face painting, games and more! I invite all Pittsburgh residents to join in on the fun!"

Mayor Bill Peduto

"National Night Out is a special way to celebrate the partnership between Pittsburgh citizens and public safety personnel. Our shared commitment to the safety of our families, friends and neighbors joins us in a special bond. Neighborhood gatherings give voice to the strength of that  bond and vision to the success of our work together. I wish all of us a great, safe National Night Out!"    

Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich


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How do Pittsburgh Neighborhoods Celebrate?

Pittsburgh neighborhoods celebrate by:

  • Turning on their porch lights and spending an evening with their neighbors
  • Hosting a movie in the park
  • Holding a neighborhood kickball game
  • Organizing an ice cream social
  • Inviting public safety personnel to demonstrate equipment and educate the community about public safety

How do I start?

The Department of Public Safety’s National Night Out Resources page is where you’ll find contact information to invite public safety personnel, helpful links, and the City of Pittsburgh’s National Night Out Planning Guide to help you plan your own neighborhood celebration!



National Night Out 2015

National Night Out 2015 was a great success! Forty-three neighborhoods registered with the city and had a blast celebrating with their neighbors and public safety personnel. Thank you all for your participation in making Pittsburgh SaferTogether! 


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For more information, please direct questions to Department of Public Safety, SaferTogether Pittsburgh

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