Police To Hold Training Sessions for Apartment Owners / Managers

Halifax Regional Police is hosting a training session for apartment owners and managers who are interested in having their building certified as part of the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program (CFMH).

CFMH is a unique crime prevention program that helps apartment owners, managers, residents, police and other agencies work together to make rental communities safer. The one-day workshop will teach owners and managers crime prevention concepts designed to reduce illegal and nuisance activity in rental communities.

What: The workshop will cover the following:

  • Overview of the CFMH Program
  • Applicant screening process
  • Combating illegal activity
  • Police and community working together
  • Pro-active property management
  • Residential tenancy legislation
  • Phase Two: Security Assessment
  • Next steps in the CFMH Program

When:   Thursday, May 12, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Where: Park Place Hotel and Convention Centre – Ramada Plaza
240 Brownlow Avenue, Dartmouth

Cost:      The $85 registration fee covers the cost of the training session and training materials.

Pre-registration is required and closes on May 5, 2016. Visit http://www.halifax.ca/Police/documents/registration_form_Crime_Free_MultiHousing.pdf to download a copy of the registration form.

The training session is the first step of the three phase program; Phase 2 consists of a police officer performing a security evaluation to ensure the property meets minimum security standards and Phase 3 involves the owner/manager hosting an annual Safety Social where residents can learn crime prevention techniques and tips on making their homes safer. Following the completion of all three phases, the owner/manager will earn the privilege to post signs stating they have joined the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program and may use the CFMHP logo for marketing purposes.

More information on the program is available athttp://www.halifax.ca/police/CrimeFreeMulti-HousingProgram.php

Source:  Media Release


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