Crime Free Multi-Housing
The Las Vegas Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program (LVCFMHP) began on May 2, 1995 with the goal of reducing police calls-for-service by the LVMPD’s Crime Prevention Detail. This program is based on two programs sponsored by the Department of Justice. The foundation of the program is based on the "Landlord Training Program" (developed by John Campbell of Campbell and Delong Resource, Inc. of Portland, Oregon, 1989) and the "Mesa Crime Free Multi-Housing Program" (developed by Timothy Zehring, for the Mesa Police Department, Mesa, Arizona, 1991).
The LVCFMHP is a voluntary program that addresses three aspects of what it takes to make multi-housing-type property safer The three facets are (1) the rights and concerns of property management for profitability and liability, (2) physical attributes of the structures and property environment, and (3) the rights and concerns of tenants in acquiring a nice crime-free place to live. With the implementation of these entities, police departments will soon recognize a reduction in calls- for-service and, ultimately the crime rate will decrease.