The Marietta Police Department, residents and the manager of Princeton Place Apartments, 820 Canton Road, collaborated in bringing Crime Free Housing certification to the complex on December 6 as part of the city's Crime Free Housing Program. A certified property can enjoy a dramatic reduction in police calls for their residents.
Marietta Police Chief Dan Flynn said Princeton Place and its manager Cindy Major have taken great steps to ensure a secure complex by implementing this program.
"This partnership created between the apartment complex and the Marietta Police Department demonstrates the level of dedication the management of Princeton Place holds for all of their residents," Flynn said.
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 renter, will result in immediate termination of the resident’s lease.
Certified Crime Free Housing communities
- Las Colinas Apartments on Franklin Road
- The Points of Marietta on Cunningham Road
- Laurel Hills Preserve on Bells Ferry Road
- Princeton Place on Canton Road
- Walton Village on Roberta Drive
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.