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Weed & Seed
Office of the Mayor
512 City-County Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15219



What We Do

Operation Weed and Seed is a comprehensive, joint law enforcement and community investment strategy designed to help make communities safer, so that other resources will be attracted to those communities.

A multi-agency strategy to "weed out" violent crime, gang activity, drug use, and drug trafficking in targeted high-crime neighborhoods, Operation Weed and Seed also "seeds" the target area by helping to restore those neighborhoods through social and economic revitalization.

Four elements make up Weed and Seed:

  • Law enforcement
  • Community policing
  • Prevention, intervention and treatment
  • Neighborhood restoration

Principal components of Weed and Seed:

  • Coordination and concentration of resources in specific geographic areas
  • Private sector investment
  • Community involvement