"Crime-Free" Certificate Could Attract Tenants, Reduce Landlord Liability

Commercial Real Estate Agent with American Apartment Owners Association

Police Offer Crime Prevention Certificate Training for Property Managers, Landlords  

When a tenant commits crimes on your property, it's a nightmare for you and for the entire neighborhood. 

The Mesa, Arizona Police Department decided to do something about the number of crime reports generated from rental properties: talk to landlords. 

Police officers found that many landlords were unaware of the crimes being committed, and also of how to prevent crime on their properties. The officers developed an education program designed to foster cooperation with landlords.  

The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program was successful -so much so that it took to the road, and has now spread to around 2,000 cities in 44 states.   

Completion of the program requires three steps:


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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

This is a very popular program in urban areas and mgmt should encourage resident participation!!!

Mar 10, 2010 02:18 AM #1
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL

We have certifications in about 5 of the cities we manage in.  I can tell you... it does make a difference!  More municipalities are getting schooled on this and are embracing it.... it's a sign of the times.

Mar 11, 2010 05:50 AM #2
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