The following is a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department:
On Thursday, January 24, 2013, the Lake Elsinore Police Department's Community Services Division will be partnering with Murrieta Police Department and Temecula Police Department in presenting a Crime Free Multi-Housing training seminar for multi-housing property owners and managers within the tri-city area. The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program was developed in Mesa, Arizona in 1992, with the goal of reducing crime, drug and gang activity in rental properties.
The basic premise of the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is designed to develop partnerships and share the responsibility of preventing crime in the community. By doing so, cities will be able to address the root causes of crime in rental property. This will result in less crime, fewer calls for police service, less code enforcement notices and citations, and more available time for police officers to be proactive in fighting crime. The purpose of the program is not to serve landlords, but to educate them and their residents to improve quality of life in their communities by reducing crime and blight.
The training seminar is free and all Lake Elsinore, Murrieta and Temecula apartment managers are invited. The seminar will be held at the Murrieta Police Department, located at 24701 Jefferson Ave, Murrieta, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Training will include: Crime Free Multi-Housing Program overview, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design, Crime Free Lease Addendum and tenant screening, Fair Housing Council of Riverside County and narcotics and gang training by police officers.
Any City of Lake Elsinore multi-housing property owners and apartment managers who are interested in attending the seminar are encouraged to contact Officer Baca of the Lake Elsinore Police Department at (951) 245-3300 or via Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot in the seminar.
EDITOR'S NOTE: ALL PROPERTY OWNERS/MANAGERS, AS WELL AS THE GENERAL PUBLIC, ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND CAN CALL THE ABOVE NUMBER FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO RESERVE A SPOT.