Crime Free Multi-Housing

The Norman Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is designed to create partnerships with apartment communities, while having the common goal of reducing overall criminal activity. The certification process consists of three phases. Phase I is an eight hour management training course taught by police which focuses on key crime prevention tactics and theories. Phase II is a security survey done by police using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles. This includes onsite inspections of doors, windows, locks, landscaping, and exterior complex lighting to ensure all meet national standards. Phase III is a crime prevention social organized by management and taught by both management and police. This phase truly engages the residents who call the complex home. Upon completion of each phase, a certificate is awarded and displayed in a common area of the management office. After completion of all three phases the community will be fully certified. Full certification permits the right to post the Norman Crime Free Multi-Housing Program sign and advertise membership in the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program in the print media using the official logo. The full certification certificate expires every year, but the apartment community will retain certification if they hold a crime prevention social once per year.

The properties currently active in the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program are:

  • Cottonwood Ridge
  • Vicksburg Village

For more information on the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program, contact Officer Ali Jaffery at 405-366-5279 or by sending an email to