The Crime-Free Program that is reducing criminal activity in Wichita Falls, Texas, apartment communities is now available to self-storage facility owners and managers. The three-hour class is provided free of charge by the Wichita Falls Police Department.
Last fall, WFPD joined more than 2,000 cities that are providing crime-free training around the world. To date, more than 120 people have taken the city’s class. Calls for emergency services in some businesses have been reduced by as much as 75 percent, according to a press release issued by the department.
According to WFPD, self-storage businesses provide a unique target for criminals because many items of valued are stored there. Additionally, criminal conduct can go unnoticed due to low traffic in the area. The new class provides solutions to many of these problems. The International Crime Free Association has found self-storage businesses can reduce their calls for service by as much as 60 percent, WFPD said.
Self-storage owners and managers interested in taking the class should call 940.720.5019. Upcoming classes are scheduled for Aug. 25 at 6 p.m., Aug. 26 at 8:30 a.m., and Aug. 27 at 1 p.m.
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