Serving Greensboro's Major Public Housing Communities
The Police Neighborhood Resource Center (PNRC) program provides uniformed officers to each of the five major public housing communities in Greensboro. These communities (listed below) each have two officers assigned to provide services and assistance to the residents.
A significant amount of the officers' daily activities consists of high-visibility foot patrol throughout the housing communities. This time is spent getting to know the residents and identifying problems that affect the quality of life of those residing in public housing communities.
PNRC officers believe in the philosophy "the police are the public and the public are the police."
Sergeant C.A. Dark supervises PNRC. Sergeant Dark joined the Greensboro Police Department in September 2006 and was a member of the 86th Police Academy. Upon graduating from the academy, Dark was assigned to the Patrol bureau, Eastern division. In 2010 she was assigned to the Operational Support Division as a School Resource Officer. Dark often says her greatest reward was serving the youth and building positive relationships between the community and law enforcement. She spent eight years working at a various schools within the city. On December 10, 2017 she obtained the rank of Sergeant and was assigned to the Patrol Bureau. Sergeant Dark has earned her Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate and is a former member of the Honor Guard Team. She is a graduate of Liberty University, holding a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. She is also a U.S. Army combat veteran, serving 13 honorable years and having served a tour overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sergeant Dark’s vision for PNRC is to earn the trust and respect of the residents we serve, collaborate with community members and leaders to assist with community events, and to seek out long lasting solutions to quality of life issues. Lastly Sergeant Dark wants to create an environment where residents are not only willing to work with police to solve problems, but willing to work with one another. ‘’Be the change that you wish to see in the world”- Mahatma Gandhi
History and Function of PNRCs
PNRCs were established within the public housing communities in 1989. Acting as agents of the housing authority, two uniformed officers were initially placed in Smith Homes, Ray Warren Homes, Morningside Homes and Claremont Courts. In 1991, a resource center was added to the Hampton Homes community. In the spring of 2002, a center was added to Hickory Trails community due to the demolition of Morningside Homes.
As agents of the Greensboro Housing Authority, the PNRC Officers document and report any lease violations, domestic disputes, assaults, drug activity, and any other unlawful activity detrimental to the safety and well-being of the community.
Learn more about the history and benefits of PNRC.