The Waco Crime Free programs are designed to build a partnership between police and owners/managers of rental properties to keep drugs and other illegal activity off their property. The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is designed to reduce criminal activity in apartment communities. The Crime Free Rental Property Program is designed to reduce criminal activity in smaller rental units such as single-family structures, duplexes and four-plexes.
The Crime Free programs are solution oriented. They are designed to be easy and very effective in reducing crime. The programs utilize three key elements to reduce crime in rental communities: PHASE I (MANAGEMENT TRAINING SEMINAR) is designed for the owner and key property employees such as managers, leasing agents and maintenance supervisors.
Our seminar focuses on two facts:
For more information, contact: Sgt. Jared Wallace (254) 750-3605
This training is based on tried and true techniques developed throughout the Housing industry.
Some of the topics of the seminar are: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (C.P.T.E.D.), applicant screening, recognizing illegal drug activity, combating crime problems, the eviction process, managing risks, and working with the police.
There is no cost to attend the Management Training Seminar.
PHASE II of the program requires the landlord to meet the minimum-security requirements of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (C.P.T.E.D.):
PHASE III of the Crime Free Program involves property management hosting a Safety Social event for their residents. The police department trains the residents to be the eyes and ears for the apartment community by using proven Neighborhood Watch concepts. The police will also encourage residents to take responsibility for their own cars and rental units.
Every rental community that has completed all three elements of this program, including implementation of the Crime Free Lease Addendum and Crime Free Application Addendum, will receive signs on their property that state:
The Waco Police Department notifies Crime Free Multi-Housing partners of every call for police service on their property. The Waco Police Department notifies Crime Free Rental Property partners of all significant criminal activity on their properties.
This program calls on management to make steps toward providing a clean and safe living environment for the citizens of Waco, by asking them to spend a little time and money to benefit their residents. This will also benefit the property managers as well. Benefits for landlords and property managers include:
$155 annuallyAfter Phase I and Phase II has been completed, the annual fee for the Crime Free Rental Property Partnership is: