The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has developed a new tool for communicating with the public about safety issues. Using the Community Safety website,, police and City public safety officials are able to quickly and efficiently share information and announcements. Users can see contact information for the each of the city’ police zones, view zone maps and a list of block watch groups, and quickly navigate to zone-specific alerts. Individuals can subscribe to receive Community Safety Alerts specific to a police zone by visiting the website. Businesses can also sign up to receive alerts whenever there is a community safety issue that directly affects businesses in the city. Block watch groups can register on the site and receive alerts as well. Other site features include the weekly police blotter and a form for citizens to submit tips to police of potential crimes or safety concerns.