Office of Public Safety
The PHA Office of Public Safety (OPS) strives to build and maintain public trust by working to reduce crime and the fear of crime, while protecting the individual civil liberties and rights of the citizens served. It is the department’s commitment to serve using the law, common sense, and compassion as guiding principles.
In addition to providing emergency response services to calls for service at PHA’s developments, the OPS provides above baseline services to PHA’s residents such as Domestic Violence Intervention, Conflict Resolution Services, and participation in Community Events at PHA’s developments. While PHA’s residents are top priority for the department, PHA’s employees receive a multitude of security services from the OPS as well, including presence at community events and ensuring the safety of employees at PHA’s buildings and sites. The OPS values partnerships with external law enforcement entities to manage and prevent criminal activity, along with addressing quality of life issues.
PHA Police Advisory Board
The PHA Police Advisory Board acts as an engaged liaison between PHA residents, the OPS, and the community to promote safety, mutual respect, and cooperation.
Complaints Against PHA Police
In order to promote both transparency and accountability that will strengthen public trust and improve police-community relations, PHA shares complaints against PHA’s Office of Public Safety on a quarterly basis.
All citizen complaints against the Office of Public Safety are investigated by an independent investigations unit located in PHA’s Office of Audit and Compliance (OAC). Complaints can be filed with the OPS or OAC.
PHA Police Department
2013 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19121