Crime Free Program

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Crime Free Multi Housing Logo JPGThe RCPD Crime Free Multi-Housing Program aims to prevent criminal activity and keep our rental communities safe. By becoming certified in this program, a rental community can reduce criminal activity reports to RCPD, develop a more stable rental community, and reduce exposure to civil liability.

How to Become Certified

The property becomes certified and property managers can become individually certified after completing the following three steps:

Step 1: 4-Hour Management Training Taught by RCPD

The training will include:

  • Elements to Certification
  • Crime Prevention Orientation
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Combating Illegal Activity
  • Community Rules and Leases
  • Partnering with RCPD
  • Dealing with Non-Compliance

Step 2: CPTED Survey of the Property by RCPD

The survey of the property will include:

  • Minimum door, window and lock standards compliance inspection
  • Minimum exterior lighting standards evaluation
  • Key control procedures evaluation
  • Landscape maintenance standards compliance

Step 3: Community Awareness

  • Annual crime prevention social hosted by property management and RCPD

Certification expires annually unless renewed following completion of Steps 1 and 2. We encourage rental communities to continue community awareness and resident participation throughout the year!


You will receive access to special resident screening tools, a special lease addendum, marketing materials, and more.  


For more information or questions about the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program, contact RCPD’s Crime Prevention Specialist Tina Aldama at 916.875.5852 or

CANCELED: March 26 Training

RCPD will be canceling its Crime Free Multi-Housing Program Training scheduled for Thursday, March 26.
Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the California Department of Public Health, Sacramento County announced on March 12, 2020 its recommendation that non-essential gatherings with more than 250 people should be postponed or canceled at least until the end of March in order to slow the transmission of COVID-19. Smaller events may proceed if organizers can implement social distancing of six feet per person. In addition, gatherings of individuals who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should be limited to no more than 10 people.
We are following the recommendations of the experts to keep our community as safe as possible and to do our part to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. 
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