The Fayetteville Police Department currently has a Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. This is a cooperative program where the police department works closely with the owners / managers of several apartment complexes, and businesses. The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program takes a multi-faceted approach to crime prevention.
Elements of Crime
Because there are three elements necessary for a crime to be committed, we want to address all three. They are, target hardening, desire to commit crime, and opportunity.
If we can eliminate just one of those elements, we can reduce the likelihood of crime. By addressing all 3, the impact will be more profound.
The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program Coordinator addresses the target aspect of crime by teaching target hardening. The police department conducts security surveys for property managers and owners to show numerous ways to make their rental property a harder target for crime. This involves simple things like proper lighting, landscape, and locks.
The property managers address the desired aspect of crime by not renting to people who have a desire to commit crimes. The best way to predict somebody's future desire to commit crime is to look at their past. Also managers can reduce a resident's desire to commit a crime by increasing the penalties to the tenant. The Crime Free Multi-Housing Project implemented a Crime Free Lease Addendum that prescribes immediate eviction of a resident for certain crimes.
If you are interested in learning more information about the Fayetteville Police Crime Free Multi-Housing Program, please call 479-575-8341.
To see what apartments and businesses are participating, please see the list below.