Crime Free Multi-Housing Program
This program is solution-oriented and designed to be easy, yet very effective, in reducing the incidence of crime on rental property. The program uses a three-part approach, which ensures the crime prevention goal while maintaining a tenant-friendly approach.
Phase One involves an eight-hour seminar presented by the Stockton Police Department and rental experts. Topics include tenant screening, crime prevention, evictions, and drug and gang activity recognition.
Phase Two will certify that the rental property has met the security requirements for tenant safety by using the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Survey (CPTED).
Phase Three is the last required training segment. A resident Safety Social is conducted on the property site. Residents are informed of the program, its benefits and crime prevention methods.
There are so many benefits when participating in the Stockton Crime Free Multi-Housing Program, including:
A stable, more satisfied tenant base
Increased demand for rental units with a reputation for "active" management
Lower maintenance and repair costs
Improved personal safety for landlords, managers, and tenants
More appreciative neighbors
However, when criminals and other destructive residents operate out of rental property, neighborhoods suffer and managers can face serious consequences, including:
Loss of valued residents
Decline in property values
Property damage from abuse, retaliation, or neglect
Civil penalties including forfeiture or temporary closure of the property
Fear and frustration when dealing with dangerous and threatening residents
The Stockton Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is designed to help residents, owners, and managers of rental property keep drugs and other illegal activity out of their property.
The Stockton Police Department has been certified as a California State Training Facility for the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program.
For further information regarding the Stockton Crime Free Multi-Housing Program or to inquire about upcoming seminars, please contact the Stockton Crime Free Multi-Housing Program Community Service Officer.
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