Crime Free Multi-Housing

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The Orlando Police Department Crime Free Multi-Housing Program (CFMH) helps to reduce crime in rental properties, such as apartment complexes. This program helps tenants, owners and managers of rental properties keep drugs and other illegal activity off their property. The program benefits current and future Central Florida residents in identifying and locating CFMH certified communities in the greater Orlando area.

The program continues to prove the partnership between law enforcement and the community helps to keep our neighborhoods safe. 

A Crime Free Lease Addendum is incorporated in the CFMH properties’ lease/renewal packets which empowers property owners to remove problem residents. 

The program utilizes a unique three-part strategy:

This training teaches managers and property owners about the crime prevention theory, lease agreements, eviction issues and the importance of on-going security management. 

The property will receive a Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (C.P.T.E.D.) assessment. This assessment will conclude whether or not a property has met the security requirements of the program including controlled access, the ability to see and be seen and defined ownership and maintenance of the space. 

Crime Free Multi-Housing CPTED Requirements

  • 180-degree eye viewer in all front doors
  • 1-inch deadbolts on all exterior doors
  • Minimum of 3-inch screws in strike plates or have metal door frames
  • Lift and slide protection on accessible windows (bottom floors)
  • Lift and slide protection on accessible sliding doors (bottom floors)
  • Adequate security lighting in working order throughout the property
  • Properly trimmed (CPTED Standards) landscaping on the property
  • Inoperable or vehicles with expired registration tagged and removed from the property
  • Visible display of property address from the roadway

If any of these standards are not met it is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure they are met before the property can be certified to be part of the program.

A tenant crime prevention meeting is required for full certification. Metal display signs indicating that the property has been certified will be awarded at the meeting.

Management will also be granted the use of the program logo in all advertisements.

Certified properties can advertise their certification as proof positive that their community is committed to the safety of their residents.

The program establishes an ongoing communication between OPD certified properties.

Property owners will receive an OPD-issued password to access an Easy Tracking database that allows property managers to see persons arrested on Crime Free Certified Properties. This system ensures criminal violators cannot migrate from community to community. All adult misdemeanor, felony arrests and juvenile felonies are entered into the database.

Log into the Crime Free Tracking Portal