Security Programs




NRHA Public Safety Programs are innovative strategies that reduce neighborhood crime, allay the fear of crime, and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Combining the efforts and resources of the police, local government, neighborhood residents, and partners of the agency, these programs involve all members of the community in an effort to safeguard our neighborhoods.

Community Resource Officers (CRO) Program

Working together to reduce crime, the Norfolk Police Department, NRHA, and our neighborhood residents have implemented community-oriented policing strategies in all of NRHA’s public housing neighborhoods. Strategies are employed by sworn officers of the Norfolk Police Department who work in the communities to solve problems.

The partnership, which was established in 1995, has placed one police officer in each NRHA public housing neighborhood. The officers maintain an office, attend community events and meetings, and become familiar with the residents and concerns of their communities. They also encourage residents to participate, support, and cooperate in their endeavor to reduce criminal activity by identifying and eliminating the desire, ability, and opportunity to commit crime.

The o
fficers are assigned a pager, cell phone, and office with flexible work schedules that allow them to be accessible to the community. This program has proven invaluable in efforts to have residents take pride in their communities.


CRO Officers




  • Tidewater Gardens
    461 Walke St.
    Cell: 636-1495


NRHA Security Contacts

NRHA Security Programs Manager: Karen Rose             
Office: 314-1699    
Cell: 214-5956

NRHA Security Programs Coordinator: Rodney Williams  
Office: 314-2086     
Cell: 613-7195    

NRHA Security Programs Coordinator: Contrina Salmond  
Office: 314-1340
Cell: 355-0005

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NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION - NRHA provides equal housing and employment opportunities for all persons. NRHA does not discriminate against any applicant, resident or employee on the basis of disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, familial status or national origin in the admission, access or operations of programs, services or activities. NRHA complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. An internal grievance procedure is available to resolve complaints. If you feel you have been discriminated against, you have the right to file a complaint of discrimination  by calling toll free (888) 799-2085. Qualified individuals who need communication aids, services or other accommodations to participate in programs and activities are invited to make your needs known to the 504/ADA Coordinator, Kim Thomas (757) 623-1111. Please give NRHA at least seven to ten days advance notice to meet your needs