HPD Blue Star Program: Police and Apartment Owners Work Together for a Safer Community
Although apartment owners cannot guarantee a crime-free community, they can deter crime and improve resident safety by implementing staff training programs and property safety measures.
Houston’s Blue Star Multi-Housing Program is a collaborative effort between local law enforcement and apartment owners to reduce crime and improve quality of life for residents within Blue Star communities.
Blue Star certification requires apartment owners and managers to complete an eight-hour training course and to meet all CPTED (Crime Preventions Through Environmental Design) standards. The crime prevention training and CPTED survey cover a variety safety issues, such as, lighting, perimeter fencing, landscaping, on-site security, and tenant screening.