Crime free residences in Kennewick

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KENNEWICK - The effort to keep rentals safer in Kennewick appears to be working.

Five-dozen more landlords signed up for the Crime-Resistant Community Living program. The Police Department is getting a similar amount of new sign-ups each year.

The program gets landlords in touch with police when officers are called out to their rental property. This can help identify a problem tenant.

Apartment Manager Jackie Harvey says, "We get more patrols, being a part of the community now. We do get the drive by patrols from our police in Kennewick and so that's safe and quiet and we have the presence of police on the property."

Police say there are now 760 complexes that take part in the program. They have seen a drop in overall calls from properties that are enrolled in the program.

The Kennewick, Pasco and Richland police departments recently joined together on the program. A training session is in a couple weeks if you'd like to sign-up.