Community Services and Resources
The Newark Department of Health and Human Services provides and advocates for comprehensive healthcare and social and environmental services to help residents attain and maintain an optimal level of health and wellbeing.
The Newark Police Department is committed to serving the city’s diverse population with respect, fairness, and sensitivity. Charged with protecting life and property, preventing crime, and safeguarding Constitutional rights, Newark’s policemen and women are trusted and empowered by the community to enhance its citizens’ quality of life and foster a sense of security in an effort to enable all to live, work, learn, and prosper.
The Newark Public Library system features an array of collections, programs, and services spread throughout 11 branches. The historic Main Library is located in the Downtown Arts District at 5 Washington Street. Ten community branches provide additional resources and programming in neighborhoods from Branch Brook to Weequahic. For branch hours and locations, click here. You also can reach the library staff directly by calling