Police Department, Crime Prevention
Crime Free Multi-Housing
ACTIVE LANDLORDS + SAFER PROPERTIES + INVOLVED RESIDENTS = LESS CRIMES
The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is a FREE program designed to help owners and managers of rental properties to keep drugs and other illegal activity off of their properties. The purpose is to educate the owners and their residents to improve the quality of life in these neighborhoods through the reduction of crime.
There are a number of benefits to owners which include:
- Improved property value
- Improved personal safety for residents
- Stable, more satisfied tenant base resulting in an increased demand for rental units
- Lower maintenance and repair cost
- More time spent on routine management and less on crisis control
The program is solution oriented, and has three key elements that will ensure the crime prevention goal:
PHASE 1: The Longmont Police Department will host a one-day free seminar. Topics include: working with police, warning signs for illegal activity, crime prevention strategies, crime free drug free lease addendum, being a pro-active property manager, strengthening rental agreements, resident and employee screening, the eviction process and building community.
PHASE 2: A security evaluation inspection is performed by the Longmont Police Department to ensure the property meets minimum security standards.
PHASE 3: Apartment communities will host a crime prevention event to establish an apartment watch program.
At completion of all three phases, the property will be granted permission to use the "Crime Free Multi-Housing" signs stating they have joined the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. The property will be audited annually for compliance in order to grant a renewal certificate.
NEXT TRAINING DATE FOR CRIME FREE MULTI-HOUSING PROGRAM- FREE CLASS
The Longmont Police Department and Community and Neighborhood Resources are going to host the third Crime Free Multi-Housing training on May 21, 2013. The training will be held from 7:30am (continental breakfast and registration) to 5pm at the Xilinx located at 3100 Logic Drive, Longmont. This class is required to begin certification for this program.
To register for class
For additional questions you can email or call (303)591-5060.
What is the cost of criminal and nuisance activity on rental property?
- Decline in property value when the activity begins to affect the reputation of the neighborhood
- Property damage arising from abuse, retaliation, neglect as well as police searches
- Fire resulting from manufacturing or grow operations
- Loss of rent during the eviction and repair periods
- Fear and frustration when dealing with dangerous and threatening tenants or their guests
- Increased resentment and anger between neighbors
CERTIFIED CRIME FREE PROPERTIES IN LONGMONT (as of 9/8/2011)
APARTMENT COMPLEXES (50 units or more)
- Cannery (15 3rd Avenue)
- Eastglenn Apts (630 Lashley Street)
- English Village (1348 S Coffman, 1352 S Coffman, 1360 S Coffman, 1364 S Coffman)
- Grandview Meadows Apartment (620, 730, 840 Grandview Meadows Drive)
- Horizon Place (2211 Pratt Street)
- Lanyon Park Apartments (2010 Collyer Street & 2035 Meadow Street)
- Le Deauville (2201 14th Avenue)
- Legacy (2727 Nelson Road)
- Parkside Apts (1209 Tulip Street)
- Parkville (1050 16th Avenue)
- Ute Creek Apts (1100 E 17th Ave)
MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING UNITS (49 units or less)
- 50 21st Avenue (Aspen Meadow Neighborhood)
- 109, 111, 115, 117, 121, 123, 127, 129 Valentine Lane
- 321 14th Avenue
- 326 Baker Street
- 418 Emery Street
- 728 Baker Street
- 805 Coffman
- 815 Coffman
- 1332 Sumner
- 1441 Emery Street
- 1525 and 1527 Easter Court
For information on the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program,
contact the Crime Free Multi-Housing Coordinator at 303 - 774 - 4300 x2222