The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is a partnership among property owners/managers, residents, and law enforcement personnel in an effort to eliminate crime in multi-family properties. The program was developed and founded at the Mesa, Arizona Police Department in 1992 and has since spread to more than 2,000 communities in almost all 50 U.S. states, most Canadian provinces, and more than 15 countries around the world.
The Gwinnett County Police Department implemented the CFMH Program in 2012 with the goal of reducing the number of violent crimes and police calls-for-service in apartment properties. The program is partly funded through Justice Assistance Grants and is endorsed by the Atlanta Apartment Association. This program is solution-oriented and designed to be easy, yet very effective in reducing the incidence of crime on rental property. The program uses a three-part approach, which ensures the crime prevention goal while maintaining a tenant-friendly approach.