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.
How it Works
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
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 North Hicks Road). Seminars are 8 a.m. until noon and 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.
Link to Chapter 10-16 Code of Ordinances
The ordinance wording changed September of 2022, please click on the link to review the ordinance and the responsibilities of the landlord and tenant.