Crime Free Multi-Housing Program
The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program
Crime Free Multi-Housing is a partnership between the Stockton Police Department and managers/owners of multi-unit rental properties working together to prevent crime and enforce the penal code and civil code violations. The term Crime Free does not mean crimes have been eliminated. It means the management and the residents agree to work together to keep a well-maintained property and promote good quality of life while reducing crime.
The Three Phases to Success:
Phase 1: Management Training
Begins with an eight-hour workshop presented by police personnel and rental experts for property owners, managers, and staff.
- Applicant Screening
- Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
- Crime Free Lease Addendum: How It Works
- Drug and Gang Awareness
- Working with Dispatch
- Manager’s Responsibilities
In addition to the rental lease agreement, a CFMH member is required to apply the Crime Free Lease Addendum to all residents.
Phase 2: Property Security Assessment
The apartment building and property receive a CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) security assessment by police personnel. Apartments must meet the minimum CPTED security requirements of CFMH to become fully certified.
Phase 3: Resident Training
At a Safety Social, residents learn crime prevention and fire safety tips. The property will be certified and permitted to display the CFMH sign and use the CFMH logo within rental documents and advertising. The apartment property is recertified annually after hosting this Safety Social meeting with police and residents.
Certified members of Stockton Crime Free Multi-Housing Program experience many benefits:
- A stable and satisfied resident base
- Lower maintenance and repair cost
- Improved safety for residents, managers, and visitors
- Display the Crime Free Multi-Housing logo in advertising and marketing materials
- Updates on Police calls for service that occur at the property
- Networking with other CFMH managers
- A direct link to the Crime Free Multi-Housing Unit for assistance and support
Getting Certified is Easy!
- Attend the Crime Free Multi-Housing Training Seminar for owners, managers, and staff
- The apartments meet CPTED minimum security requirements
CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) Is the use of design techniques in designated areas, intended to eliminate or reduce criminal behavior while at the same time, encouraging people to “Keep an eye out” for each other.
The key principles are Natural Surveillance - Access Control - Territorial Reinforcement - Maintenance and Activity Support.
- 180-degree eye viewers in front door
- Deadbolt locks and 3” screws in strike plates
- Secondary locks on windows and sliding doors
- Proper landscaping
- Sufficient lighting
- Host a resident “Safety Social” where Police and Fire Department staff present crime prevention and fire safety tips to residents
Certified Crime Free Properties:
This is a list of those Apartments Communities that have completed all three phases of the Stockton Crime Free Multi-Housing Program and have been certified as a member of the program. By having the name of a property appear on this list does not guarantee the property is free of crime only that the property is a member of the Police Department sponsored program to help reduce crime and police calls for service.
The apartments are listed under the Stockton Police Department's Area Command which services that community.
Our next training seminar for apartment owners or managers will be posted in the future along with an application form.
For more information, or to find out when the next training seminar for property managers is scheduled, please contact:
CSO Sy Truong
Crime Free Program Coordinator