Tony's father and mother are pictured here (along with step-daughter Miranda).
Tony's father was Mexican & Indigenous Native American tracing back to Arizona, then California.
Tony's mother is Scottish & Irish tracing to Buchannan & Crawford tartans (Scottish) and McWharter Family (Ireland).
Tony was baptized Catholic, then later raised in the East Whittier Baptist Community.
When Tony was 17, his mother permitted him to enlist in the United States Army as an Airborne Military Police Paratrooper. He proudly served at the height of the invasion of Panama where he was deployed twice. Active duty took him to Fort Bragg, North Carolina for 3 years and Germany for 2 years. After completion of his military contract, he worked as a plumber apprentice until he attended the police academy.
After many years of patrolling the streets, Tony earned his way into the Narcotics Unit. He led the city in arrests with the lowest complaint to arrest ratio (>1% complaints to arrests), while the Consent Decree was in place. Tony was a Municipal Police Officer Education Training Center (MPOETC) certified academy instructor and Field Training Instructor. In the final years of his law enforcement career he volunteered to work downtown to restore a positive business climate, public safety, and enjoyable visitor experience while addressing the needs of the homeless and citizens with mental illness in the business and cultural districts. Tony gained the respect of the Cultural Trust and Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership as he met with the leaders to assist them with issues. As a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer, he was able to recognize at-risk individuals and used necessary diversion resources as outlined in the data-driven Sequential Intercept Model (SIM).
Tony promotes non-violent encounters between citizens and law enforcement by facilitating Verbal De-Escalation Training for the Allegheny County CIT program. He was certified as a trainer through CIT International's Allegheny County CIT Coordinator.
Since retirement, Tony volunteered for: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), quarterly wellness fairs, assistant coaching youth baseball in Brighton Heights and also helped with youth basketball. Tony and his wife volunteered many hours to a local Cub Scouts Den. Tony participates in his local union where he is an active member in good standing. Since March, 2020 Tony has been delivering meals to senior in Pittsburgh. Also, at the height of the lockdown, he bought and delivered groceries to out of work families, senior high rises, street homeless, and homeless in shelters.
Tony completed the rigorous process of obtaining the distinction of Private Detective in Allegheny County in 2018. Over 2017-2018, Tony absorbed the majority of household responsibilities while his wife completed her Doctorate in Management and Organizational Leadership, attended polygraph certification school, and subsequently established her own polygraph business.
Tony is an animal lover and advocate. He volunteered at the East Liberty animal shelter walking dogs which were classified as aggressive to save them from being euthanized. Some of these dogs were rescued from dog fighting rings by Tony in the course of his police work. Tony enjoys hunting, fishing, and is extremely environmentally conscious.
Tony is a member of the following organizations: Allegheny Country Rifle Club, The Greater Pittsburgh Police Emerald Society, Veteran Police Association, Local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and Locking Arms Men’s Fellowship.
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We mobilize our teams of volunteers to make a real difference during this crisis. Join us and see what can be accomplished when you get an impassioned team to focus on service to others. We find those that have been underserved or just forgotten. It is not for those that might be susceptible to this virus or having other immune deficiency as we contact those that do not have or are without health care.
Our community is one community and should be served that way. We will commune together in an effort to meet the needs of all neighborhoods the same way so we can grow together. We will target areas that need direct attention and solve those problems. Pittsburgh should come together everyday as if it were
We can keep Pittsburgh growing and still be the black and gold working community that everyone loves and wants to be a part of. We achieve this through equal treatment with dignity and respect across all 90 neighborhoods.
As Mayor of Pittsburgh, Tony Moreno will assist businesses to build, expand, and create jobs with the cooperation of local government. I will ensure accountability from the departments that run our city with the desire to secure equal treatment for all 90 neighborhoods. Clean streets, compassion to those in need, and safe neighborhoods for all residents. #realsteelmayor
We focus on making the maximum positive effort for Pittsburgh. Together we provide the momentum that helps us affect change in our city. Using data driven models, we will start enacting solutions that move us forward to show the world once again that Pittsburgh leads the way.
Tony Moreno is not "them". Tony Moreno is "WE". Tony Moreno is "US".
It is time to stop asking them to help us.
It is time for us to make our lives happen in a better way.