Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Crime Free Multi-Housing Management Training Seminar

On Wednesday October 17th, members of our Community Policing Division sponsored a Crime Free Multi-Housing Management (CFMH) and apartment employee seminar. This 1-day course will certify Managers and apartment employees who attend in Level 1 of the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program.

The CFMH program was designed to help tenants, owners, and the managers of rental property keep drugs and other illegal activity off their property.

The Crime Free Program exists in over 1700 cities in the U.S., Canada and Australia. This program has been proven to reduce crime and calls for service to rental properties by over 90%. The average reduction has been 40-55%. Additionally, properties that participate in the program see increased revenues and a stable resident base. Many police departments consider this program to be one of the most effective methods of crime prevention available.

The class is held at the police department and is usually offered during the spring and the fall. This year’s seminar hosted 24 people comprised of neighborhood leaders and management from area apartment communities.

Here are some of the topics discussed during the all-day training:

• The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program

• Drug Education & Recognition

• Resident Screening

• Fire Issues in Apartment Communities

• The Role of Law Enforcement

• Social Services Resources and Special Victims Investigations

• Legal Issues in Rental Communities

For more information or to register for the next seminar, contact the Community Policing Division at: (913) 895-6295