The Montrose Police Department participates in the International Crime-Free Programs
. These programs provide critical information and services to landlords, property managers and owners in the effort to reduce crime-related problems at rental properties. The International Crime-Free Programs have reduced criminal incidents by up to 70% and drug-related incidents by up to 80%.
The Crime Free Multi-housing program recently completed its fifth full year of operation. The program has 275 participating properties with 1596 rental units. These properties accounted for 1313 Calls for Service, 319 reports and 134 arrests during their first year in the program. Twenty-eight of the properties received full certification in the program.
During the fifth year of the program, the Montrose PD saw a 40% reduction in calls for service (533 Calls), 29% reduction in criminal reports (94 reports) and a 15% decrease in arrests, (21 arrests).
Calls for service, department wide, were reduced by 533 calls or approximately 2.1 percent for the year.
The Department offers Crime-Free Multi-housing classes and partnerships to residential rental property landlords, property managers and owners. Training and partnerships are also available in the Crime-Free Hotel/Motel and Crime-Free Mobile Housing programs.
For more information contact Community Services at 970-252-5225.