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Crime Free Multi-Housing logoThrough the San Ramon Police Department, property managers can participate in a FREE education and certification program. This is a three phase program that has been developed in an effort to reduce crime, enhance rental properties and increase property values throughout the city.

Why Should My Property Participate In This Program?
The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program was successfully developed at the Mesa, Arizona Police Department in 1992 and has since spread throughout the United States and Canada. The program has been implemented in over 40 U.S. States, 4 Canadian Provinces, and over 1,400 cities including cities in Japan, Finland and Puerto Rico. These property managers will reap the benefits of reduced crime, better community awareness, increased property values, more attractive neighborhoods, advertisement of participation and improved quality of life.

How Do We Get Involved?
Getting involved in the City’s Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is simple. There are no requirements other than the desire to establish or maintain a “Crime Free” environment. The three phases of the program do not have to be completed in consecutive order; however, we do recommend attendance of the Phase I training class first as this class outlines all three phases of the program. Once the apartment community is fully certified, the property will be granted permission the use of Crime Free Multi-Housing signs stating they have joined the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. The property will also be granted use of the program logo for marketing purposes.

See which communities are participating in this program and have successfully become certified. Click here to view Crime Free Certified Properties

To obtain further information on the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program
and/or to register for upcoming training contact:
Corporal Rachel Echelmeier (925)973-2799

Phase 1

Landlords and property managers are invited to attend a free education training class on various aspects of effective property management. Topics discussed include applicant screening, rental agreements, ongoing property management, crime prevention through environmental design, warning signs of gang and drug activity, the role of the police, crisis resolution, and housing assistance programs.

Phase II

During Phase II of the program, an on-site property review is conducted from a crime prevention standpoint utilizing the tools of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). The CPTED concept incorporates such issues as locks, lighting, landscaping and cleanliness of the property.

Phase III

Phase III of the program incorporates tenant involvement through resident crime prevention training. Properties with resident managers are required to hold an on-site apartment watch meeting which is conducted by a representative of the Police Department.