Crime Free Multi Housing

Crime Free Multi Housing:

The Brandon Police Department participates in the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program.  Designed as a partnership between law enforcement, managers and tenants to help tenants, managers and owners in keeping drug and criminal activity out of rental property, the program is based on a national program that originated in Mesa, Arizona in 1992 and currently is an international program.  The program has shown a national average of 50-60% reduction in crime and/or police calls for those properties actively working the program.  The program is designed to help rental property managers, with the assistance of tenants, deal with potential and current renters who may be involved in criminal activities within the rental property.


Brandon Crime Free Multi-Housing Minimum Standards

  1. South Dakota criminal background checks on all applicants

  2. No registered sex offenders allowed to reside on the property

  3. No person with a felony drug conviction in the last 5 years allowed to reside on the property

  4. No person with a felony assaultive behavior conviction within the last 5 years allowed to reside on the property

  5. Apartment doors will be equipped with 180 degree eye viewers, deadbolt with 1 inch throw and strike plate installed with 2 ½ - 3 inch screws

  6. Apartment sliding doors and windows will have 2 locks

  7. Owners/Managers will have completed a Crime Free Multi-Housing Manager Seminar

  8. Apartment buildings will have adequate lighting 

    Even though no program can guarantee that there will never be any criminal activity on a property, the Crime Free Multi-Housing program has shown that it can help make a property safer and better for the tenants. We believe it will help to “Build a Better Life” in Brandon.