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Crime Free Multi-Housing

The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is a dynamic concept that the Orange County Sheriff's Office encourages all apartment or rental communities within Orange County to join. This cutting-edge crime fighting initiative is a three-phase program that will enhance rental properties, increase property values throughout the county, and prevent crime.

Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH) was started by the Mesa Arizona Police Department in 1992. This program is currently being used by  Orange County Sheriff's Office and surrounding agencies, including Orlando Police Department. The OCSO's Crime Free Multi-Housing Program was launched in 2013 with its first property being certified in 2014.



Contact Information

Crime Free Multi-Housing Coordinator Corporal Mike Rowland

For more information contact:

Corporal Mike Rowland

Crime Free Multi-Housing Coordinator
2500 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, Florida  32804




How do we get involved in the Crime Free Multi-Housing?

The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program consists of three phases, which are completed under the supervision of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. The program is free.



In Phase One, landlords and property managers attend a free education training class on various aspects of effective property management. Topics discussed include resident screening, rental agreements, ongoing property management, crime prevention through environmental design, warning signs of gang and drug activity, the role of the police, premise liability, and fire safety. Attendees receive a certificate upon completion.



In Phase Two, an on-site property review is conducted from a crime prevention standpoint utilizing the tools of what's known as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). The CPTED concept incorporates preventative measures as adding more locks, lighting, landscaping and enhancing general appearance of the property.



In Phase Three, the program incorporates tenant involvement through a resident “Safety Social” event hosted at your community. 

A representative of the Sheriff's Office will be on hand to meet your residents to provide information about general safety principles and crime prevention. We will also hold a question and answer session on the CFMH Program for the residents of the rental community.

A final certificate and CFMH signage for the property will be issued at the Safety Social to show to the residents that management is committed to the program, and they have completed all three phases. Managers will be able to use the Crime Free logo on their websites, signs and advertisements.

Why should my property participate in the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program?

The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program will establish closer partnership between the property manager and law enforcement will be established. A CFMH rental addendum is provided to be incorporated into the lease packets which strengthens your ability to remove problem residents.


Property managers will be sent an automatic weekly report which will provide notification of arrests for criminal incidents occurring on your property as well as the arrests of tenants. Property managers will also have access to a database that tracks individuals who have been evicted or asked to move out of local apartment communities due to documented criminal behavior.


Certified communities can proudly advertise they are a member of the program by displaying their Crime Free Multi-Housing sign on their property. 

Crime Free Multi-Housing Program Properties


    Sector 1
    • Seminole Ridge
    • Silver Hills Apt
    • Taylors Apt
  • Sector 2
    • Ashley Place Apartments
    • Brooke Commons
    • Fountains at Pershing Park
    • Goldenrod Pointe
    • Indigo Winter Park
    • Retreat at Valencia
    • River Park
    • River Ridge Apartments
    • Stonebridge Landings
    • SunBay Apartments
    • The Marquee
    • Vista Pines
    • Waterford East
  • Sector 3
    • Alta Westgate Apt
    • Beacon Hill Apt
    • Misty Oaks Apt
    • Rolling Hills
  • Sector 4
    • Berkshire Club Apt
    • Citrus Glen Apts
    • Crescent Club Apts
    • GreenGables Apartments
    • Lancaster Villas
    • Oak Harbor Apts
    • Pointe Vista Cabo San Lucas
  • Sector 5
    • Lake Vue
  • Sector 6
    • Abaco Key Apts


  • Sector 1
    • Forest Hills
    • Lake Weston Point Apts
  • Sector 3
    • Monsignor Bishop Manor
    • Rosala West
    • Southern Oaks
  • Sector 4
    • Dunwoodie
    • Isles at East Millenia