The Crime Free Housing Program works in collaboration with the managers of rental properties in a concerted effort to reduce resident vulnerability, and increase the safety, well-being, and quality of life for the residents. This is an international program that started in Mesa, AZ., in 1991, with Savannah adopting it in 2000. Savannah-Chatham Metro Police contend all persons should have access to housing that is free of crime and criminality, no matter what one’s financial status. SCMPD has worked with local property owners and landlords to establish guidelines, policies, and participation in the Crime. Free Housing Program. A number of properties in and around Savannah and Chatham County are proud participants in the program.
All tenants must pass and adhere to strongest rules and regulations in order to live in these Crime Free Housing locations. Windsor Arms Apartments on Largo Drive was the first apartment community in the southeastern United States to achieve Crime Free Housing certification. Since that time, many others have followed suit.
The SCMPD Director of this program is required to have additional training in Landlord/Tenant Law, Training and Certification with the International Crime Free Association.
The Crime Free Housing Program Director is:
SCpl Tracy Walden
Phone: (912) 651-6653
Send an E-mail to SCpl Walden
SCpl. Walden is certified as a Train the Trainer instructor for the International Crime Free Association