A citywide public safety meeting Wednesday night will focus on teaching the public to recognize and report hate crimes, department officials said.
The public event, “Recognizing and Reporting Hate Groups and Extremism in Your Neighborhood,” will be held at the Teamster Temple in the city’s Lawrenceville neighborhood.
Attendees will learn how to identify extremist marks and logos and how to report hate crimes and extremism, according to a release on the meeting.
The discussion will include local FBI agents, Pennsylvania State Police officers and city police officers, according to Public Safety spokesman Chris Togneri. The department’s community outreach team and members of police brass will also attend.
The free event includes a light dinner at 6 p.m. The discussion will end at 8:30 p.m. The Teamster Temple is located at 4701 Butler St.
The Public Safety Department holds topical city-wide meetings twice a year – in the spring and the fall.