27 Natural SurveillanceCrime is less likely to occur if criminals believe they are being observed
28 Active ControlCrime is less likely to occur if criminals believe that entry to property is difficult or that escape routes are blockedLocked doorsDeadbolt locksSecurity pins in windows & sliding glass doors
29 TerritorialityMake a psychological impression that someone cares about the property & will engage in it’s defenseMaintain general cleanlinessEncourage tenants to report strangersClean graffiti off property quickly** a clean wall sends a message**
30 Solutions Be visible at your properties. Include a “No Tolerance” drug policy in the lease.Document problem tenants.Know who is living in your buildingGuests of tenants
31 Solutions Report drug activity to Street Corner Unit. Assist the Police by allowing investigators full legal access.Background checks on tenants.Post large “No Trespassing” signs.
33 Keeping the Criminals Out Use Lighting to it’s best advantageTrim bushes & treesMake sure fences do not obstruct viewsControl Traffic flow & accessdo not let the dealers run a “drive-through”
34 Applicant Screening BE CONSISTENT!!!!! The key lies in a FAIR screening processDo not directly or indirectly discriminate based on any of the federally protected classes
35 Applicant Screening Guidelines Ask for a photo idPresent the same document to all applicants regarding rules of the propertyRefuse to rent to anyone that lies or presents false information on the applicationBACKGROUND CHECK!!!!!