The Marietta Police Department is collaborating with property managers and residents to keep crime out of rental properties as part of the Crime Free Housing Program. A certified property can enjoy a dramatic reduction in police calls for their residents.
The Crime Free Housing Program was developed to create a coalition among police, property managers, and residents of rental properties to work together to keep crime out of rental properties. It involves a certification process for properties that are involved.
Part of the program requires rental agreements to include a Crime Free Lease Addendum listing specific crimes, which if committed by a lessee, will result in immediate termination of the resident’s lease.
Las Colinas Apartments on Franklin Road and The Points of Marietta on Cunningham Road have achieved Crime Free Housing certification.
Eleven other complexes in the city are in various stages of working toward certification. By achieving the designation as a Crime Free Housing area, historically apartment complexes have enjoyed a reduction in crime rates, as well as higher occupancy rates. The Marietta Police Department is optimistic the overall impact of the Crime Free Housing Program will make Marietta a safer place.
Incentives are offered for reaching this certification, including training provided by law enforcement.
For more information, call the Marietta Police Department at 404-915-6376.