Crime Free Association

Keep Illegal Activity  Off Rental Property
Crime Free Programs
  • Crime Free Multi-Housing
  • Crime Free Rental Housing
  • Crime Free Mobile Housing
  • Crime Free Condominiums
  • Crime Free Self-Storage
  • Crime Free Hotel-Motel
  • Crime Free RV Parks
  • Crime Free Lifestyles
  • Crime Free Business

Crime Free Programs

Keep Illegal Activity Off Rental Property


The Crime Free Programs are innovative, law enforcement based crime prevention solutions designed to help keep illegal activity off rental property. There are currently nine Crime Free Programs being offered. The Crime Free Programs were successfully developed, starting in 1992, by Timothy L. Zehring. This was while he was employed at the Mesa Arizona Police Department. The International Crime Free Programs have since spread out to more than 3,000 cities internationally.

Three Phases of Certification

The Crime Free Programs generally consist of three-phases that are completed under the supervision of local law enforcement. Select a Crime Free logo from the left column to learn more about each program. The cornerstone of the Crime Free Programs is the partnership between law enforcement and the community working together to prevent crime. Law enforcement coordinators are certified trainers of the Crime Free programs and will provide the initial program training and property survey. Property owners and managers make the commitment to learn and apply the Crime Free Programs to help keep illegal activity off their rental property. This combination of resources has proven to be successful in fighting crime.

Property managers can become individually certified after completing training in each phase while the physical property itself can only be certified upon completion of all three phases.The anticipated benefits of a fully certified property are reduced crime, a more stable resident base, and reduced exposure to civil liability. See testimonials and success stories.

What the Association Offers

The goal of the association is to assist any person or organization involved with rental property management by expanding their knowledge of the Crime Free Programs through training, information sharing, and assistance. This Association is also dedicated to helping those who do not have a local or state Crime Free Association, but are interested in starting one. This Association may also be able to help you with grant writing information.

Annual International Crime Free Training Workshops are held in various cities throughout the USA. Instructor training certification is offered on all nine Crime Free Programs. The workshops are taught by Timothy L. Zehring, the developer of the Crime Free Programs and founder of the International Crime Free Association.

How Can I get Certified?

We invite you to explore our website to find the answers you seek to assist in keeping illegal activity off rental property. Getting certified opens up a whole world of training and networking opportunities. We also offer Crime Free Association memberships. Select the membership information navigation link at the top of any page to learn more.

Click Here
To Locate
Future Workshops

Links to our Associate Members


International Crime Free Association
Attn: Timothy L. Zehring
PO Box 1146 - Higley, AZ 85236

Only POLITE & DETAILED emails are answered
You MUST provide your name & phone number
We give NO legal or security related advice!
Send Email to Tim