Crime-Free Multi Housing Program
The Crime-Free Multi Housing program was designed by the Davis Police Department to help owners, managers, leasing agents and staff deal with tenant issues and illegal activity at their respective apartment communities.
Three Phase Process
The Crime-Free Multi Housing program is a three phase process, involving the following:
- Phase I: Owners and key property employees are trained to become more effective in reducing criminal activity. This phase involves a 4-hour training course sponsored by the Davis Police Department and covers the following topics: Crime Prevention Strategies, Applicant Screening, Rental Agreements, Ongoing Management, Illegal Activity, Evictions, Background Checks, Fair Housing, Working with Police, Life Safety/Fire Prevention. Apartment owners and staff must attend Phase I training to be a Crime-Free Housing participant.
- Phase II: Crime Prevention staff physically inspect the apartment complex to educate property owners on the basic requirements necessary for a safe living environment. The apartment complex must meet the minimum-security requirements established during the inspection prior to Phase III.
- Phase III: Property owners facilitate a crime prevention meeting with their residents to train them on issues including: Resident's Rights, Domestic Violence, Responsibilities of Residences, Burglary and Theft Prevention, Block Watch Principles, Personal Safety Awareness, Auto Theft Prevention, and Sexual Assault Prevention.
Is Your Apartment Complex a Participant?
Currently, the Davis Police Department acknowledges 41 apartment communities as participants:
The Lexington Apartments