Tampa Police Designate Orchid Cove Apartments as Crime Free Community

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Tampa Police Major Lee Bercaw presents Roxie Starrett with a sign to officially recognize Orchid Cove Apartments as part of the Crime Free Multi Housing Program 

Tampa Police Major Lee Bercaw presented property manager Roxie Starrett with a sign to officially recognize the Orchid Cove Apartments as a Crime Free Multi-Housing property


Tampa, FL (August 3, 2017) -- A new rental community is joining the Tampa Police Department’s Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH) program.  The Orchid Cove Apartments management staff and tenants joined Tampa Police officers for a “safety social” to officially designate the rental community as a CFMH property on August 3.  During the social, the police department provided Orchid Cove management with metal signage and printed material identifying the property as a crime free zone.      


The safety social serves as the last phase of the certification process for the CFMH program.  In order to participate in the program, property managers must also attend an 8-hour safety seminar and the property must pass a security check to ensure the rental community meets all the necessary requirements to keep tenants safe.        


Orchid Cove apartments, located at 4299 East Sewaha Street, joins more than 100 properties in the city of Tampa that are part of the police department’s Crime Free Multi-Housing program. 


The Tampa Police Department started its Crime Free Multi-Housing program in 2013.  The internationally recognized program is designed to help tenants, owners, and property managers keep drugs and other illegal activity off the premises.  Communities that are part of the CFMH program have shown a reduction in crime and improved the quality of life for its residents.  Participation in the program enables property managers to develop a closer relationship with Tampa Police officers, as well as provides streamlined access to data and information about crime and public safety concerns on the property.