Crime Free Multi-Housing
Crime Free Multi-Housing program can be completed online by viewing the videos below. Once you have watched the 9-part part video series below, please download and complete the exam at the link below.
Upon completion of this Landlord Public Safety Seminar, the Online version exam, please submit it to Olmsted County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention for grading.
- Submit the completed exam to our office via mail along with the $50.00 fee. Otherwise, email anderson.chris@OlmstedCounty.gov for in-person drop-off instructions.
- Mailing address:
- Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention, 1421 3rd Ave. SE, Rochester, MN 55904
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- The fee for the exam is $50.00. Cash or check payments are accepted. Checks may be made payable to the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office.
- A passing grade of 70% is required. The fee covers two attempts to pass the exam. Should further attempts be necessary, another $50.00 fee will be due.
- Our office will notify you of your test results. Your completion certificate will be mailed to you.
The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office encourages owners and/or managers of rental property to participate in the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. The Olmsted County/Rochester Crime Free Multi-Housing Program instructs property owners and managers on how to keep illegal activity off their property. This, in turn, creates a more stable community and neighborhood, benefiting renters as well as property owners.
Online Crime Free Multi-Housing Program Video Presentation
Minnesota TAP (Terrorism Awareness and Prevention)
RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.® Surviving an Active Shooter Event
Landlord Seminar 2018 Part 1
Landlord Seminar 2018 Part 2
Landlord Seminar 2018 Part 3
Landlord Seminar 2018 Part 4
Landlord Seminar 2018 Part 5
Landlord Seminar 2018 Part 6
Landlord Seminar 2018 Part 7
The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program delivers two important messages
- Effective property management can have a major impact on the health of a community. There are accessible, legitimate techniques that can be used to prevent or stop the spread of illegal activity on rental property.
- The program teaches property managers their responsibilities in working with the police and neighbors to keep drugs and other illegal activity out of their rental properties.
The Course Content includes
- Rental Agreements - Approaches that will strengthen the ability to evict drug house tenants; use of Crime Free Lease Addendum.
- Ongoing Management - How to manage property in a way that discourages illegal behavior and ensures early warning should it occur; how to build an apartment community, within multi-family complexes.
- Warning Signs of Illegal activity - Identifying drugs and clandestine labs; understanding the behavior associated with dealing, distribution, and growing. Also includes an overview of local gang activity, graffiti, and warning signs.
- Eviction - The options, process, the practical application in various legal situations.
- Working with the Police - What to expect, what not to expect, how to get maximum cooperation; an introduction to community policing.
- Section 8 (Subsidized Housing) - The rights and responsibilities are different from the typical private rental situation. The training gives additional information for preventing illegal activity with tenants whose rent is subsidized.
- Working with the Fire Department - Maintaining life safety and fire awareness.
Background Check Resources
- Equifax: 800-711-5341
- Trans-Union: 800-888-4213
- Experian: 800-397-3742
Criminal Background Checks
- Public Terminal for local records checks: 5th Floor of the Government Center
- LexisNexis Resident Screening