Detachment celebrates success of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program

On December 13th, 2012 the City of Surrey and the Surrey RCMP held a special ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the Surrey Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. The event included the presentation of two awards: Property Manager of the Year and Building Manager of the Year.

Property Manager of the Year – Ulryke Weissberger, Metro Vancouver Housing Building Manager of the Year – Grace Ramayah, Guildford Gardens, Capilano Property Management

“We are proud to recognize these individuals for their leadership and commitment to crime prevention and community safety,” says Rosy Takhar, Surrey RCMP Crime Prevention and Community Services. “Crime Free Multi-Housing is a key component of Surrey’s Crime Reduction Strategy and is helping to create safe and vibrant communities. Currently over 80% of eligible properties participate in the program, which has led to a 10% reduction in police calls for service at these properties.”

The Surrey Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH) Program was implemented in 2004 and is designed to help owners, managers and residents to keep illegal and nuisance activity off rental property. Certified rental properties mean that the building owners and managers have taken positive steps to promote effective management to improve the health of the community, and the quality of life for residents by developing an environment where crime cannot flourish.