MPD Tri-Star program creating safer apartment communities


The Marana Tri-Star Program is a partnership between MPD, property managers and/or landlords, and residents to work together in a cooperative effort to foster a safer community. The program is designed to help reduce criminal activity and the need for police service calls at multi-housing properties.

By following the steps outlined in the Marana Tri- Star Program, apartments can help promote an atmosphere that is more desirable and safer for their residents.

To be compliant, property and maintenance managers must complete training, sign Crime Free Lease Agreements with all of the residents and show commitment towards the safe property standard of the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) criteria. 

“El Memorial De Don Frew Apartments management has worked diligently to provide that kind of environment for their residents,” said Marana Police Department Volunteer Thomas Cox who leads the Tri-Star program. “It’s a simple case where people care about where they live and want to take care of it.”

Currently there are six apartment complexes in Marana that participate in the Tri-Star program. El Memorial De Don Frew Apartments is the only Level 3 certified place of residence, while the rest hold Level 2 certifications.

The Tri-Star Program is designed to help residents, owners and managers of rental communities keep drugs and other illegal activity away. Participating in the Tri-Star Program does not imply there is no crime in the community; it means communities are taking steps to deter crime and have consequences when tenants are involved in illegal activity in and around the community.

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