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Virtual Block Watch To Fight Crime

Pittsburgh's first Virtual Block Watch, located in Carrick, will be unveiled tomorrow. A virtual block watch brings residents and business owners together in an attempt to prevent crime and improve the quality of life in a community, according to a news release from City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, whose district includes Carrick.

Typically in a virtual block watch, police partner with community groups or concerned residents to acquire video surveillance involving crime. Carrick's virtual block watch is intended to serve as a pilot program for the rest of Pittsburgh.

The virtual block watch initiative is being implemented following fights that shut down the St. Basil Festival last week. Members of Carrick community groups met earlier this week with Mayor Bill Peduto and Police Chief Cameron McLay to discuss preventing crime in the neighborhood.

Details of the program will be released Friday, July 31, at 10:00 AM at the Sankey Parking Lot by Councilwoman Rudiak, Pittsburgh Police, Carrick-Overbrook Block Watch and Carrick Community Council.

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