Greensboro Housing Authority and the Greensboro Police Department (GPD) joined together on November 21, 2019 celebrating 30 years of the Police Neighborhood Resource Center (PNRC) Program. The event was held at the Claremont Courts community building.
This award winning program began in 1989 as an effort to combat crime in Greensboro’s four largest public housing communities. Due to the success of the program, the PNRC program now includes offices at six GHA locations throughout Greensboro – Smith Homes, Ray Warren Homes, Claremont Courts, Hampton Homes, Hickory Trails, and Gateway Plaza.
PNRC resident managers staff the PNRC offices in the designated properties and accept calls from concerned residents about crime in their communities. Calls are reported to the officers and referrals to local social service agencies are made for specific residents’ needs.
The program recognized the efforts of the current PNRC Officers and resident managers. Officers from throughout the PNRC’s 30 year history attended and were recognized for their service to GHA, the individual communities, and Greensboro as a whole.
Through bike patrols, foot patrols, and the involvement of residents and service agencies throughout Greensboro, GHA and GPD continue to work cooperatively in implementing crime reduction strategies for all GHA communities.