Serving Hickory Trails in Police Division 3, Zone 320
Officer J. Murphy
Also with GPD since 2009, Officer Murphy’s focus as a PNRC officer is to help provide a higher quality of life for residents, keep narcotics out of the community, make senior citizen and child safety vital to everyone, identify crime trends and patterns, and help provide solutions to residents' problems.
"I enjoy getting to know our residents. It has been very fulfilling watching the relationships grow strong between the residents living in the Greensboro Housing Authority and my fellow officers," Murphy says. "My job is very rewarding knowing I’m a part of helping our young children develop into smart and responsible young adults.”
His words of advice to the community are to take ownership of the neighborhood. "If there are problems or issues going on around your neighborhood, use all of your available resources to resolve them. The police are here to help you in any way we can." he says "As an officer, I feel like you can teach me as much about your community as I can teach you. With the citizens and police working as a team, we will see our quality of life continue to rise for years to come.”
Officer J.R. LaBarre
Officer LaBarre has been with GPD since 2002. He spent half of his career in School Resource working with the students of Greensboro and says he will care for the PNRC residents the same way he cared for his students.
“I will treat them no different than I would my own friends and family, with respect and concern for their well-being. I look forward to getting to know them,” LaBarre says, adding that he also hopes to provide the community a positive image of policing.