The Pleasanton Police Department is pleased to offer the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program to help make rental properties safe and desirable places to live. The program creates a partnership between police, local property owners/managers and residents to promote a safe, healthy and crime free community at rental properties in the City.
The program utilizes a unique three-phase certification approach for rental properties of
all sizes to reduce crime, enhance rental properties and increase property values throughout the city. Fully certified properties have reported reductions in police calls for service up to 70% over previous years.
The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program (CFMH) was developed by the
Mesa, Arizona Police Department in 1992 as an alternative to
Neighborhood Watch which proved to be ineffective in rental properties where people were not always there for long periods of time. The approach included training of management, tenants, the application of crime prevention principles, tenant screening and the development of the Crime Free Lease Addendum. The program proved so popular it has been implemented in over 40 states throughout the U.S., 4 Canadian Provinces and over 1,400 cities including locations in Japan, Finland and Puerto Rico.
CRIME FREE TRAINING
PHASE I – Management Training (8 hour class) taught by the Police Department
- Crime Prevention Theory
- CPTED Theory (Physical Security)
- Benefits of Resident Screening
- Lease Agreements and Eviction Issues
- Crime Free Lease Addendum
- Key Control and Master Key Use
- On-Going Security Management Monitoring and Responding to Criminal Activity
- Gangs, Drugs Activity, and Crime Prevention
- Legal Warnings, Notices & Evictions
- Working Smarter With the Police, Fire and Life Safety
- Training Community Awareness
PHASE II - C.P.T.E.D. – Survey by the Police
- Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Survey
- Minimum door, window, and lock standards compliance
- Minimum exterior lighting standards evaluation
- Key Control procedures evaluation
- Landscape maintenance standards compliance
PHASE III - Community Awareness Training
Full certification permits the right to post Crime Free Multi-Housing Program signs on the property and to advertise membership in the program including official logos in print media. Signs are provided by the Police Department and properties must be recertified withPhase III every year as long as Phase I and II are in compliance.
WHY SHOULD MY PROPERTY GET INVOLVED?
The CFMH Program benefits property owners/managers by reducing crime, drugs and gangs on their property, increased community awareness, increased property values, improved safety for tenants, managers and owners, a more stable and satisfied resident base, lower maintenance and repair costs, reduced exposure to civil liability, an expanded partnership with the police, and an increased demand for rental units with a reputation for active management.
Click logo for a list of Crime Free Multi-Housing Certified Properties in the City of Pleasanton
Click logo to see a copy of the Crime Free Lease Addendum
For more information on how to become a member of this
"Crime Fighting" Team, contact:
CSO Shannon Revel-Whitaker at (925) 931-5240 or via email at email@example.com
Officer Archi Chu at (925) 931-5233 or via email at