Crime Free Multi-Housing Program

What Is The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program?



The CRIME FREE MULTI-HOUSING PROGRAM began in Mesa, Arizona in July 1992. It has spread across the United States and to Canada in a very short time. It was designed to be law enforcement driven.


The CRIME FREE MULTI-HOUSING PROGRAM is a unique, three-phase certification program for rental properties of all sizes, including single family rental homes. The first phase is the completion of a seminar taught by police personnel. In addition, guest speakers will also attend to address specific topics relating to rental properties. This police-sponsored program is designed to be easily implemented, yet extremely effective at reducing criminal activity in rental properties.

The CRIME FREE MULTI-HOUSING SEMINAR addresses these topics:

  • Understanding Crime Prevention
  • C.P.T.E.D. Concepts (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)
  • The Application Process
  • Community Rules/Leases 
  • Active Property Management                      
  • Combating Crime Problems
  • Police: To Serve and Protect?
  • Dealing with Non-Compliance 

Seminars & Refresher Courses

Courses are hosted at the Palatine Police Department (595 N. Hicks Road)
Seminars are 8:00 a.m.  until 12:00 p.m.
Refresher courses are 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Seminar and Refresher Course promptness is required (attendees arriving late will need to re-register)

Children are not permitted at these courses


Frequently Asked Questions

Crime Free Lease Addendum


Rental Application

The following notices are merely recommendations.  It is always best to consult with an attorney.

5-Day Notice (For non-payment of rent only)

10-Day Notice (For any lease violation excluding non-payment of rent)
30-Day Notice (Breaking month to month leases)
5-Day Notice (Pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/9-120)

You must turn Pop-Up Blockers "off" to click on the refresher course link.

Instructions for the online Refresher Course click here.


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