Crime Free Multi-Housing

Coon Rapids Police Department participates in the Crime Free Multi Housing (CFMH) Program. The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program originated in Mesa, Arizona in 1992. Due to its success in Mesa, the program has swept into 27 states and several other countries. The program’s copyrighted logo is being found on more property around the U.S. as its value becomes more widely recognized. Coon Rapids is proud Wellington Ridge Apartments was the 1st fully certified Crime Free Multi-Housing property in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.
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The Coon Rapids Crime Free Multi-Housing Program was created as a partnership between law enforcement and rental property managers to help keep drugs and illegal activity out of their rental property. The program uses a unique 3-part approach with resident friendly techniques applied to maintain crime prevention goals. While CFMH certification cannot guarantee a crime free property it can guarantee management has gone beyond the norm to prevent crime.

3-Part Approach

Phase 1

Phase 1 involves 9 hours of certification training.

Phase 2

Phase 2 is inspection of the rental property to assure it meets security requirements for certification. Certain requirements must be met for locks on doors and windows, lighting on the property and peepholes in apartment doors, and landscaping trimmed to allow natural surveillance.

Phase 3

Phase 3 involves meeting with residents to discuss crime prevention and to boost community spirit. This is necessary to achieve final certification. Only after a property has completed all phases of the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program can a they display the gold certificate, official signs and use the Crime Free logo in advertising. Each property must re-qualify annually to remain an active member.

Upcoming Classes

The Crime Free Multi-Housing class is hosted by the Coon Rapids Police Department.  The next Crime Free Multi-Housing training will take place on: 

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
7:30 am registration.  Class time 8 a.m. - 4:30 pm
Bunker Hills Golf Course
12800 Bunker Prairie Road, Coon Rapids
Course Fee $40
Questions: Call Coon Rapids Officer Alyssa Smith, 763-767-6560.
Register online for the Coon Rapids class.  Registration closes at midnight on Tuesday, October 4.

Read the Crime Free Multi-Housing Brochure Here

Other Class Times

If the class time listed above does not work for you, please view a calendar of other class dates offered statewide.

More Information About Calls for Service

See a list of calls for service for buildings under 150 units
See a list for buildings over 150 units