COMPASS is an acronym for Crime Prevention Oriented Mitigation Practices for Apartments Safety & Security. The COMPASS program was developed by the Orlando Police Department, to assist rental communities with navigating the challenges of reducing criminal activity.
The purpose of the program is to build partnerships between law enforcement, rental communities and their residents. With the shared goal of reducing criminal activity and violent crime in rental communities.
Participants in the program are required to actively take steps to achieve program goals by implementing internal and external crime mitigation measures, based on concepts from Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).
COMPASS has three phases that participating properties must successfully complete within 5 years, to meet program certification requirements: