The Director's Welcome

As the NHA Director of Public Safety , I am pleased to have the opportunity of introducing you to the NHA Public Safety page. Through the helpful information contained in our website, you will find that our agency is committed to addressing the concerns of our residents and community. You will also discover the various services we provide to the residents of Newark.

NHA Public Safety Initiative is committed to providing public safety services in accordance with the law and guided by a spirit of fairness, compassion and excellence. Always sensitive to the needs of the public, NHA Public Safety Department's success is built upon a community policing philosophy executed by our staff of dynamic and energetic professionals who are focused on providing effective, efficient and professional services to the residents we serve.

I encourage you to navigate through our website, which reaffirms our commitment to proactively and responsively address the needs of our community. On this site, you will find information on our “One Strike Policy”, NHA/Newark Special Police Officers, NHA’s Investigative Unit, and more.

With the many challenges that we face today, I am extremely proud of our ability to adapt and remain dedicated in our commitment to providing the best possible services to our residents.

Sincerely,
Jeffrey C. Gorley
Director of Public Safety

NHA Public Safety Administrative Team


Captain Tyrone Broner


Special Assistant to Director Gorley
Captain Tyrone Broner is a retired City of Newark Police Officer with over 30 years of expeirence. He spent the last two years as Captain of the 5th Precinct before his retirement. He is currently the Special Assistant to the Director of Public Safety at NHA. He uses his experience to oversee NHA Public Safety’s administration and has oversight of NHA Special Police services.

Email: Email: tbroner@newarkha.org

Richard Warren


Chief Investigator
Detective Richard Warren has over 25 years of experience in investigations. After some time as a City of Newark Police Officer, he was promoted to detective under the major crimes unit. He spent 15 years under the robbery unit, two years under the homicide unit, two years under the cease fire unit and the reminader of his time as a 4th Precinct detective before retirement. He has been the Senior Investigator for the NHA Public Safety division since August 2018.

Email: rwarren@newarkha.org

Ricardo Pratt


Special Police Admintrative Coordinator
SPO Ricardo Pratt has been a Newark Special Police Officer since 2014. Prior to his current role as adminitrative coordinator for the NHA/Newark Special Police, he was a court officer for the Essex County Superior court for 16 years. Part of his role as administrative coordinator is to oversee special police office operations and to serve the community, interact with housing community residents and to ensure and provide a better quality of life to the NHA residents.

Email: rpratt@newarkha.org

Vanessa Davis


Community Affairs Coordinator
Officer Vanessa Davis is a retired City of Newark Police Officer. Most of her time as an officer was spent working on community policing and relations. She is currently in charge of Community Relations at NHA. Her passion from this stems from her 25 years as an officer. If she can help save one inner city youth, then her work is not in vein.

Email: vdavis@newarkha.org