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Livermore Launches 'State-Of-The-Art Crime Prevention Program' for Apartments

Landlords interested in taking part in the 'Crime Free Multi-Housing Program' can contact the Livermore Police Crime Prevention Unit.

Some property values in Livermore are likely to benefit from a "new state-of-the-art crime prevention program designed to reduce crime, drugs activities, and gang issues/crimes on apartment properties" being adopted by Livermore Police.

The program, launched by the Livermore Police Department, is modeled after a successful program that originated in Mesa Arizona Police Department over 22 years ago and has been implemented throughout 2,000 cities across the nation, along with countries like Mexico, England, Finland, Japan, Russia, Malaysia, Puerto Rico and Canada.

Police officials say landlords who own multi-housing units can still sign up to take part in the program by contacting the Crime Prevention Unit at the Livermore Police Department.

Full details of the program can be found below:

The program consists of three phases that must be completed under the supervision of the local police department. Property managers can become individually certified after completing training in each phase and the property becomes certified upon successful completion of all three phases.

The benefits of the CFMH Program are a stable and more satisfied tenant base. With the reduction of crime within the apartment complex, tenant retention has increased. 

There has also been an increased demand for rental units because of the reputation for active apartment management team. Apartment communities have seen lower maintenance and repair costs, increased property values, and improved personal safety for tenants, increase quality of life for tenants, landlords, and managers.

Full certification allows the apartment communities to post the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program sign and advertise membership in the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program in their print media using the official logo. 

On January 14, 2014, LPD had our first landlord/owner training. The City of Livermore administered this program along with our surrounding participating cities, Pleasanton, San Ramon and Dublin. LPD will hold additional trainings in the future and once dates are set, an announcement will follow.

If you are a property owner or landlord of a multi housing unit and would like more information about this program please contact the Crime Prevention Unit AT (925) 371-4978.
Maurice Duenas February 06, 2014 at 05:13 PM
succesfuully implmeneted in Mesa Arizona and 2,000 other cities, but Livermore is the PD that will no doubt be the one that is not successful with it. They have a grate trak record already with my Latino community.
libertus_rebelium February 06, 2014 at 10:17 PM
Maurice, learn to spell BEFORE you learn to type. And for the problem complexes, I'd rather see ED209 than special training for slum lords.
Becky February 07, 2014 at 09:56 AM
It's new, its state-of-the-art, it consists of three phases, it's modeled on one in Mesa, Arizona. . . . But what the heck is it? Some details about the methods would be nice. I'm guessing it's teaching landlords legal ways to harass tenants until they leave. Which I'm all for.
Jow February 07, 2014 at 10:00 AM
All hail Maurice, leader of the Livermore Latinos! I am sure "his" Latino community is proud to have him as their leader.
blackoutmetal666 February 08, 2014 at 07:30 PM
Maybe they should start by getting rid of terrible police officers that sit downtown and arrest you for drinking two beers
Californicated1 February 10, 2014 at 12:36 AM
Let's not forget the officers violating CVC, Section 21701 when they are driving and yacking away on their cell phones--if these folks were civilians caught by the very same officers violating this law, these officers would surely cite the drivers for violating the same law they they break while driving those police vehicles and wearing those police uniforms.
Californicated1 February 10, 2014 at 12:40 AM
And then there's the occasional illegal "speed traps" which are in violation of CVC, Section 40801, like behind the old Groth Bros. Dealership grounds in downtown Livermore at First and "L" Street and the new one over at Limo Service by the Airport on Jack London Road--Law Enforcement personnel have no business conducting "police business" on private property unless that business actually involves crime on that property--at that point, the officers and their vehicles are just trespassers under CPC, Section 601 and should be charged with misdemeanors, including the motorcycle officers and police cars who loiter at and on the Bank Of America grounds on Railroad Avenue.
blackoutmetal666 February 11, 2014 at 07:27 PM
Lets not also forget the fact they park on red curbs to go get their coffee when they're are plenty of parking spots in front of the place. Also how about the speed trap on College and Arroyo where they even have the guts to park in Cedar Grove Church parking lot.
Becky February 12, 2014 at 01:13 AM
The red curbs are for emergency vehicles, and they park there so if someone like you has a heart attack, they can get there quickly. And I wish they'd set up more speed traps. People are driving like bats out of hell out there. And why does it take guts to park in a church parking lot?
blackoutmetal666 February 12, 2014 at 01:43 PM
Really a cop in Livermore can save someone having a heart attack, I highly doubt that. The cops here would just stand there drinking their coffee before an ambulance arrives. It takes guts because that's gods turf and yet they just sit there all day writing reports and looking for people running stop signs. You would want speed traps so every time somebody sees a cop they drop their speed down 10 mph. Then they will just be driving like you. You sound like you are a 70 and a wife of a cop.
Desert Rat February 13, 2014 at 09:29 PM
California Vehicle Code Section 23123 (d) "This section does not apply to an emergency services professional using a wireless telephone while operating an authorized emergency vehicle, as defined in Section 165, in the course and scope of his or her duties." So, cops can use a cel phone if they need to. But I'm sure it doesn't matter to those who want to whine about something, facts not withstanding.
Desert Rat February 13, 2014 at 09:37 PM
As for red curbs, there are several reasons cops and fire rigs park in red zones. For one, they sometimes need to leave quickly and trying to get out of a lot can be problematic. I am sure you wouldn't want any public safety vehicle delayed when you are calling for help for a loved one or yourself. Second, I suppose that police car could be occupying a regular parking space therefore denying you or anybody else the ability to use it. I suggest next time you find a space, and you see a cop car in a red zone, go and contact the officer. Tell them to follow you with their vehicle so you can give up your parking space to them. Then go find another space if you can. I'm sure they will appreciate your generosity.
Desert Rat February 13, 2014 at 09:41 PM
Lastly as for "private property", there is a difference between a parking lot open to the public and your front yard. You would most certainly be able to come outside and ask a motor cop who has his scoot on your lawn shooting radar to move along. But when it comes to large open parking lots, the law says they follow some different rules. Public access lots are usually not restricted to anybody unless the owner specifically blocks them off when they are closed for business. Or, they have to post signs stating customers only or you will be towed. I am also guessing that few churches, banks or businesses want to discourage the police from enforcing speeding laws in and around their establishments. Those who don't like traffic enforcement usually have a good reason, and it isn't because they never speed. And, there are actually some vehicle code sections that can be enforced say in a Safeway lot such as reckless driving.
Desert Rat February 13, 2014 at 09:44 PM
Perhaps also Californicated1 you can explain exactly why the locations you mentioned fall under the definition of California Vehicle Code Section 40802. I am going to go out on a limb and guess that Livermore cops would have had their tickets tossed out in court had any of those locations qualified but do tell.
blackoutmetal666 February 13, 2014 at 10:51 PM
Cool let me guess there is a code stating they don't have to use their blinkers either. Plus if they are in such a hurry enough to park in the red, Why don't they just use their power to cut in line of starbucks. Either way Red Curbs usually mean Fire Lane not Cop Lane. They must always be in a hurry to give tickets. I would love to see how one of these cops would do in Oakland. A place where real crime exists and ticket writing doesn't. I would never call any of these cops in town for help because they are helpless and only looking for ways to make your life more difficult. You can go ahead and say I must be a terrible citizen, but I'm tired of certain family and friends going downtown on a Friday night and being verbally harassed and talked to by poilce officers for no reason. Especially the ones that target young college students because they know they are out their drinking. Btw they have Cannabis Club in Livermoore now, I hope your crying about that.
blackoutmetal666 February 14, 2014 at 01:58 AM
Well Desert Rat I do agree with you on one thing the people driving in Safeway Parking lot almost got ran over the other week by some old idiot who did not even acknowledge that I was in front of his car so I called him an idiot and kicked his door. Doubt he will do something stupid like that again.
Jow February 14, 2014 at 10:49 AM
I like the new pot club, I am glad we finally got one. It has been too long!
Becky February 14, 2014 at 11:03 AM
blackoutmetal666, Cops MIGHT have to leave in a hurry, IF they get a call, but there's no reason to hurry if they're not getting a call. Another reason they don't cut in line at Starbucks is because they like rubbing elbows with the citizenry in a friendly setting. I know what you mean about harassing people, and how they ask the same question five different ways to try to trip you up -- they just make you feel guilty. But I'm glad they're keeping drunk drivers off the roads. I know their ubiquitous presence downtown has kept some of my friends from getting DUI's, because they walked home for fear of the cops. It prevents terrible accidents.
Desert Rat February 17, 2014 at 10:55 PM
Always amusing how people jump from simple car parking to massive civil rights violations or other quantum leaps. Blackoutmetal666, why don't you just cut to the chase, save yourself some typing and just reply to each post you read with "I hate cops" and then just chill. It's been my long time observation that those that have an agenda against cops will constantly seek to justify their position. Those that like the police, support them, or at least recognize their necessity are not obsessing about perceived privileges or nitpicking things like parking in red zones. I suspect most folks just walk on by a cop car in a red zone and don't give it a second thought. Those that harbor deep seated anger over that ticket they got for blowing the stop sign when they were late for something just can't seem to let go.
Desert Rat February 17, 2014 at 10:59 PM
Oh, and by the way, I'm glad the police are downtown chatting up those people that seem to have nothing better to do than hang around the Panama Red coffee shop whining about global warming, "the man" holding them down, the lack of more free government hand outs, and chain smoking cancer sticks then throwing the butts on the sidewalk. As for the pot club, it won't last. Invariably greed will overcome any altruistic motives for spreading the herb.
blackoutmetal666 February 18, 2014 at 03:30 PM
Thanks for your opinion, but your just a rat and I don't get tickets haven't gotten one in 8 years. I also wasn't talking about Panama Red either when it comes to downtown. I could care less about what those lunatics have to say. I don't even litter and I obey the law in every way. I don't hate cops. Most of them are decent people, but when you arrest someone for drinking two beers and saying that they are drunk in public when they can clearly take care of themselves and aren't a threat to others and then you arrest their friend for asking why he is being arrested. That is called a power trip and pretty soon one of these cops are going to arrest the wrong person and they are going to get fired and the city is going to be sued. Btw wasn't me I just know the person and that person and his friends still get harassed by the same cop. I won't mention the cop by name because that just won't be right. I'll wait till he slips up and gets fired.
blackoutmetal666 February 18, 2014 at 03:43 PM
I'm done ranting. These guys are heroes anyways they protect and serve with integrity.
Jow February 19, 2014 at 10:11 AM
Blackout - I agree.

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