Public Safety Task Force
The Public Safety task force exists to develop and build relationships that promote equity and justice while providing for the safety and protection of life and property. We’re committed to developing relationships both inside and outside of our task force that encourage mutual respect for each other.
We have been working with representatives of the police to address racism, reduce violence, and increase equity in how police resources are used for the protection of our communities.
Task Force Chair: Carol Ballance
Meetings: 4th Thursday of every month, 7:00-8:30 PM, Wesley AME Zion Church
(Check the calendar for changes)
In response to Police Chief Cameron McLay’s resignation, and in support of the important work he did to bridge the divide between the police and the community, the leaders of our Public Safety Task Force wrote a guest column in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.read more
In the wake of the unspeakable violence that has shaken our nation throughout the summer months, PIIN gathered for a community hearing to begin a much needed and deeper conversation about inequity and racism in our city.read more
On February 26th, PIIN convened a public hearing with Police Chief Cameron McLay to discuss effecting measurable improvements in public safety in Pittsburgh.read more
In response to the police shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas, faith leaders from around the country are starting a dialogue about racial disparities and what it means to be a person of color in America. We’ll hear more on the community conversation from Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network President Reverend Rodney Lyde and Reverend Dave Swanson.
The fatal shooting of several police officers last week in Dallas has prompted Pittsburgh officials to come together to talk about building better relationships between police and the community.