The Crime Prevention Unit sponsors a Resident Crime Watch program specifically for multi-family community residents. When residents partner with the police in our fight against crime, the result is a greater sense of responsibility and territorial concern for the property. With residents taking control of their own community, they feel safer while criminals feel more at risk of detection and apprehension. Resident involvement may also compel managers to become more involved.
The Richardson Apartment Managers Crime Awareness Group provides an avenue for property managers to partner with their Police Department to address crime issues affecting resident safety and the protection of property. Managers meet quarterly with Crime Prevention Officers, Patrol Officers, and Detectives working in their area. A guest speaker addresses a topic of interest specific to property managers. Apartment industry vendors provide lunch for the meeting in exchange for an opportunity to promote their business or service. This format equips managers with information to better serve their residents and to reduce crime, while demonstrating to tenants that management is concerned about their welfare.
Apartment Crime Watch Brochure (PDF format)
For more information on Apartment Crime Watch or the Apartment Managers Crime Awareness Group contact the Crime Prevention Unit at (972) 744-4955.