The Crime Free Programs are a, state-of-the-art, crime prevention programs designed to reduce crime, drugs, and gangs in rental and business properties. This program was successfully developed at the Mesa Arizona Police Department in 1992. The International Crime Free Programs have spread to nearly 2,000 cities in 44 U.S. states, 5 Canadian Provinces, Mexico, England, Finland, Japan, Russia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Puerto Rico. Australia has expressed interest in adopting the program.
The programs consist of several phases that must be completed under the supervision of the local sheriff’s station. Property managers and owners can become individually certified after completing training in each phase and the property becomes certified upon successful completion of all phases.
The anticipated benefits are reduced law enforcement calls for service, a more stable cliental base, and reduced exposure to civil liability.