Pitt Police will be among the thousands of communities/organizations taking part in National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 6-8 p.m. at the Schenley Plaza tent off Forbes Avenue.

The event, held annually during the first Tuesday In August, allows law enforcement organizations and personnel the opportunity to engage with the community in a positive and family-friendly environment.

In addition to community resources, interactions and information about crime safety and prevention, the event will feature food from Sciulli’s Pizza, refreshments, giveaways, music, and free carousel rides.

Each year, millions of people take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide, according to National Night Out organizers. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

Pitt Police is organizing the event with these partners: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Carnegie Mellon Police, Pittsburgh Park Rangers, Oakland Business Improvement District, Carlow University Police, Allegheny Regional Asset District, the Pittsburgh Poison Center, the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI, and Living in Liberty.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call Pitt Police at 412-624-2121.

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