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General Information

The Portsmouth Redevelopment & Housing Authority strives to provide peaceful, safe and enjoyable communities for all of our residents.  PRHA’s Security Programs & Risk Management Department works closely with local law enforcement agencies. It assists in both the apprehension and prosecution of criminal offenders and takes independent action when necessary for various infractions such as issuing citations or recommending lease terminations.

The Security Programs & Risk Management Department utilizes a variety of methods to ensure the safety of our residents including the use of camera surveillance systems. This technology aids the efforts of police in apprehending individuals engaged in criminal activity in addition to deterring future crime. It also institutes other safety measures such as electronic key entry into senior complexes and regular community patrols. The Security Programs & Risk Management Department regulates Housing Authority communities by maintaining a No Trespass list.  Listed in this document are those individuals not permitted on Housing Authority property due to criminal activity.  Residents can assist the Security Programs & Risk Management Department’s efforts by calling the police or using the PRHA tip line at (391-2908) to report the presence of any of these individuals in their communities.

The PRHA Security Programs & Risk Management Department utilizes all resources at its disposal to keep our communities safe.  One useful asset in accomplishing its goals, are the residents themselves. The Security Programs & Risk Management Department believes that the very people it is tasked to protect are an instrumental factor in the stability of safe and vibrant communities and therefore it challenges them to share in this responsibility. If you have witnessed a crime, or have information about criminal activity in your community, you can report it to us anonymously.

Please call 911 for emergencies
Contact info
Keyond C Gorley – Security Programs & Risk Management Officer
(757)391-2963


Residents can also anonymously report suspicious activities by using the form below.

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This website is designed to allow you to provide tip information to the PRHA to assist with maintaining the public safety of our residents. You are not required to provide your name or other personal information; By voluntarily providing information on this page, you are consenting to the PRHA and local law enforcement's use and maintenance of the information. Any information you provide on this website may be used for investigative purposes and may be shared as required by law or for other routine uses as permitted by the Privacy Act of 1974