Crime Free Multi-Housing


Upcoming Meetings:
July 17th at 10AM at Mounds View City Hall
October 16th at 10AM at New Brighton Public Safety

The City of Mounds View participates in the Crime Free Multi-Housing program which was first established in Arizona in 1992 and has since spread nationwide. The program has been endorsed by the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, Minnesota State Sheriffs Association, Minnesota Crime Prevention Association, and the Minnesota Multi-Housing Association. Over 120 law enforcement agencies currently participate in CFMH or similar programs.


The program consists of three phases.

Phase 1: Management Training focused on working with police, crime prevention, lease agreements and evictions, applicant screening and fair housing, and Terrorism Awareness and Prevention.

Phase 2: Crime Prevention Through Environment Design (CPTED) Survey where a representative from your local police does a security walk around at your rental property to specifically look for weaknesses that could be exploited by someone out to commit property crime. Our agency currently does offer free home premise surveys. We do not have a CPTED certified crime prevention officer. This phase is not currently required by city ordinance to achieve the CFMH designation.

Phase 3: A resident safety meeting where residents, management, and law enforcement can come together to discuss current topics related to crime prevention, suspicious behavior, current trends, and basic safety.

Licensing requests or questions can be brought to the Mounds View City Hall during business hours. Neighborhood Resource Officer Kirsten Heineman currently oversees the law enforcement actions related to CFMH.

Contact Information

Neighborhood Resource Officer Kirsten Heineman
763.717.4070
vm 763.717.4064
kirsten.heineman@moundsviewmn.org