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CRIME FREE

MULTI-HOUSING

"Keep Illegal Activity Off Rental Property" 

 

CRIME FREE MULTI HOUSING

MANAGER'S TRAINING CLASS

JUNE 15, 2017 

EL CAJON POLICE DEPARTMENT - COMMUNITY ROOM

100 CIVIC CENTER WAY, EL CAJON, CA 92020

PLEASE RSVP BY JUNE 12, 2017.

THERE IS NO CHARGE TO ATTEND THIS TRAINING CLASS

 

IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL:

 PSO SAMANTHA SCHEURN

619-579-4227

OR

SSCHEURN@CITYOFELCAJON.US

 

What is the Crime Free Multi Housing program?

The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is a, state-of-the-art, crime prevention program designed to reduce crime, drugs, and gangs on apartment properties. This program was successfully developed at the Mesa Arizona Police Department in 1992. The International Crime Free Multi-Housing Program has spread to nearly 2,000 cities in 44 U.S. states and Canada.  The City of El Cajon has offered the CFMH program since 1997 and currently has 150 certified apartment communities. 

The program consists of three phases that must be completed under the supervision of the local police department. Property managers can become individually certified after completing training in each phase and the property becomes certified upon successful completion of all three phases.

The anticipated benefits are reduced police calls for service, a more stable resident base, and reduced exposure to civil liability.  Fully certified properties have reported reductions in police calls for service up to 70% over previous years. The heart and soul of the program is in the correct implementation and use of the Crime Free Lease Addendum.

Crime Free Multi-Housing Program Benefits:

  • A stable, more satisfied tenant base. Increased demand for rental units with a reputation for active management
  • Lower maintenance and repair costs. Increased property values
  • Improved personal safety for tenants, landlords, and managers

Cost Of Illegal Activity In Rental Property

When drug criminals and other destructive tenants operate out of rental property, neighborhoods suffer and landlords pay a high price. That price may include:

  • Decline in property values -- particularly when the activity begins affecting the surrounding neighborhood
  • Property damage arising from abuse, retaliation, or neglect
  • Loss of rent during the eviction and repair process
  • Fear and frustration when dealing with dangerous and threatening tenants.
  • Increased resentment and anger between neighbors and property managers

 

TO BECOME A CERTIFIED CRIME FREE MULTI HOUSING COMMUNITY, THE FOLLOWING 3 PHASES NEED TO BE COMPLETED:

Phase I - Management Training (8-Hours) Taught by Law Enforcement Personnel

  • Crime Prevention for your community
  • CPTED Theory (Physical Security)
  • Benefits of Resident Screening
  • Lease Agreements and Eviction Issues
  • Crime Free Lease Addendum 
  • Communicating with the Communications Center
  • How to identify Gang and Narcotic Activity
  • Disaster Preparedness for Apartment Communities

Phase II - CPTED - Survey by the Police

  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Survey (CPTED)
  • Minimum door, window, and lock standards compliance inspection
  • Minimum exterior lighting standards evaluation
  • Landscape maintenance standards compliance

Phase III - Community Tenant Meeting

  • Annual crime prevention tenant meeting taught by law enforcement personnel
  • Discuss crime prevention and the importance of working with management and law enforcement

Program Information

For further information, questions regarding the program or to register for the next training class, please contact Samantha Scheurn at 619-579-4227 or by email sscheurn@cityofelcajon.us

  

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