Pitt Police plan National Night Out event

For the second year, Pitt Police with host a National Night Out event on Aug. 6 at Schenley Plaza.

“We held our first one last year,” said Officer Heather Camp, community relations. “It’s just a night to get the community to interact with the police department.”

They are trying to get the word out now to the community and to faculty and staff, since most students will not be on campus then. Camp said about 100 people showed up at last year’s event.

They have been going around to community meetings in Oakland and distributing flyers.

Neighborhoods throughout Pittsburgh and the country will be hosting events, from block parties to cookouts.

Camp said the Schenley Plaza gathering will have music, games and representatives from some local businesses, community resources, Pittsburgh Parks and different units from Pitt Police. There will be free soda and water. A gift basket will be raffled off. Plus, the carousel rides will be free during the two-hour event.

The Pitt Police National Night Out event is from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at Schenley Plaza.

— Susan Jones