Passaic police looks to keep housing complexes safe

Police officers are constantly patrolling through the six complexes of the Passaic Housing Authority.

Police officers are constantly patrolling through the six complexes of the Passaic Housing Authority.

Police officers are constantly patrolling through the six complexes of the Passaic Housing Authority. (7/20/16)

PASSAIC - Police officers are constantly patrolling through the six complexes of the Passaic Housing Authority.

Jeff Gorley, the director of Passaic Housing Public Safety, says that while trouble still occurs, they have seen cases go down in the area. He believes recruiting officers already from the community has played a big role and believes that is key in reducing hatred against police. 

"You tend to think of the people that work for you as your children," Gorley says. "And you certainly want your children to go home safe at night. And one of the worst things to keep you up at night is when an officer has been injured or killed."

Three years ago, an officer was stabbed by a man in a Passaic housing complex. Both the suspect and the officer survived.

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