CHA Safety Officers are dedicated to keeping CHA properties and residents safe from disturbances and criminal activity while protecting their right to the peaceful enjoyment of their homes. Our Safety Officers encourage residents to take pride in their housing community and report suspicious activities they see on CHA property. The CHA enforces a very strict CHA Crime-Free Lease Addendum designed to ensure that all CHA residents are able to live in safe, crime-free neighborhoods.
CHA Safety Officers use a “community policing” approach in building positive relationships with residents in order to keep our properties clean, safe, enjoyable, and drug and crime free.
The Safety Department’s primary goal is to, improve a safe and positive environment for our children, families, seniors, and persons with disabilities where everyone may reach their full potential and live independently.
CHA Safety Officers work with Housing Managers and other CHA staff to help Residents maintain their housing and avoid eviction by documenting and reporting issues to residents that may result in lease violations.
Trespass Warnings and CHA Trespass Policy and Procedures
CHA Safety Officers and Housing Managers will issue trespass warnings to persons who cause disturbances, engage in criminal activity or have significant criminal histories, or do not have permanent addresses. Trespass warnings bar these persons from entering onto CHA properties. Violators are arrested for trespassing.
Through the issuance of trespass warnings and parking violations, Safety Officers work to keep CHA properties clear of persons who do not support CHA policies, rules, lease requirements, or laws from entering upon CHA property. If you have any questions regarding the trespass list, parking policy, or wish to discuss the health and safety of yourself or anyone else, please contact the CHA Safety Department.
This is accomplished by the Housing Managers and Safety Department working very closely together to build a team atmosphere to help the residents have a sense of belonging and responsibility to their residents. Our Safety Department will work closely with Columbia Police and Boone County Sheriff Department to try and reduce criminal activity. Safety will also utilize trespass warnings and parking enforcement to help keep unauthorized people away from residents. Through the issuance of trespass warnings and parking violations, Safety Officers work to keep CHA properties clear of persons who do not support CHA policies, rules, lease requirements, or laws from entering upon CHA property. If you have any questions regarding the trespass list, parking policy, or wish to discuss the health and safety of yourself or anyone else, please contact the CHA Safety Department.
The Safety Department is not only here to enforce CHA policy, they are a play an important role with building relationships with residents by helping Resident Services with Holiday meals and fun barbeques. This helps build a team atmosphere and a sense of partnership between the Safety Department and residents.
Contact the CHA Safety Department
CHA Safety Officers are available between 7:00 AM-10:00 PM
If you call Safety and no one answers, please leave a voice message and someone will contact you as soon as we can. If the problem is out of these business hours and cannot wait until the next business day, please call the Non-emergency Joint Communications phone number: (573) 442-6131 or 311.
For all immediate emergencies, call 911.
Other Important Contact Information
- CHA Emergency Work Orders…………………………………(573) 443-2233 [press zero]
- Non-Emergency Medical, Fire and Police response call…………………(573) 442-6131
- Columbia Police Department Front Desk…………………………………..(573) 874-7652
- Columbia Crime Stoppers…………………………………………….(573) 875-TIPS (8477)
- Columbia Crime Stoppers Web Site
Nixle Community Safety Alerts
Nixle is a free community information service that alerts you to public safety threats and community events via web, e-mail, and cell phone.
Boone County Joint Communications offers a free service to help you when you call 911.
Once signed up, first responders will be provided important information that will help them address your emergency. This information—including photos, medical issues and current location—can help Police, Fire, and EMS locate and help you. The information you provide is kept private and secure.