Keeping the Public Informed

The role of County Communications is to provide information to the public and the media about efforts that impact their taxes and their lives. Today, that is more crucial than ever as there are more and more platforms to get information, and an even greater need to have a trusted source of information. County government impacts all areas of life, including roads and bridges, marriage or passport applications, voting in an election, contacting emergency services, and more. 

Communicating with the Public

Allegheny County residents utilize numerous platforms and styles of communication to stay informed about the things that matter.

  • You can receive press releases issued by the county directly to your inbox by signing up online.
  • Follow the county on social media on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
  • Sign up for Allegheny Alerts (a free subscription) to get notifications sent to wherever you specify (phone, text, or email) on whatever topics you desire.
  • Watch for updates, alerts and posts on Nextdoor if you have an account, or consider joining the platform.
  • Download or explore the county's mobile and online apps that provide information on a broad number of topics.

Need more information? Contact County Communications directly:
Phone: 412-350-3711
Contact form

Communicating with the Media

While some departments may have staff who coordinate responses, inquiries for departments under the Executive Branch are coordinated through the Director of Communications who is assisted by a Communications Manager.

Abigail Gardner
Director of Communications
Phone: 412-350-3711



Send inquiries for the Economic Development Department to:

Michael Carroll


Send inquiries for the Department of Human Services to:

Mark Bertolet


Send inquiries for the Department of Public Works to:

Brent Wasko
Phone: 412-350-2451
Cell: 412-577-6175


Send inquiries for the Department of Emergency Services to:

Kasey Reigner


Send inquiries for the Allegheny County Jail to:

Jesse Geleynse

Note: Inquiries regarding mug shots should be directed to The email request must contain the person's full name and date of birth. Please include a ink to the docket for the case, or the OTN, which can be found on the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania Web Portal.

Mug shots will be provided during regular business hours, between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Requests received after hours, on the weekend, or on a county holiday will be processed on the next business day.


Send inquiries for the Allegheny County Police Department to:

Jim Madalinsky
Phone: 412-473-1280
Cell: 412-841-0800


For inquiries specifically for the Office of the Medical Examiner:
Contact the Office of the Medical Examiner
Submit an Official Request for Information

For inquiries related to Courts, County Council, Controller, District Attorney, Sheriff or Treasurer, please contact those offices directly.