APD offering Crime-Free Multi-Housing training

The Austin Police Department is offering landlords a chance to attend Crime-Free Multi-Housing training at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 20, in the ballroom/vault at the Mower County Law Enforcement Center.

The purpose of the class will be to help property owners and managers of rentals keep illegal drugs and criminal activity off of their properties. The program was created to educate all parties and improve neighborhood livability by reducing crime.

Under Austin’s new Rental Housing Ordinance, which went into effect in January 2019, all owners, agents, or property managers of rental dwellings must attend a one-time crime-free housing training program offered by the city or another municipality within the State of Minnesota.

The next and final training session of 2020 will be held sometime in the fall.

Class size is limited to 30 participants.

Registration can be done at the Mower County Law Enforcement Center between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The deadline to register is March 13. Cost is $20.

For more information, call 507-437-9400.