1 Community: A partnership for safe living

Bedford’s 1 Community is a multi-family housing program that promotes communication, education and partnership between multi-family management teams, residents and the Bedford Police Department.

Communication: Through the Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH) Coordinator, resources will be provided to the management, staff and residents including crime prevention techniques, crime activity reports and area crime trends specific to the individual property.

Education: Through the 1 Community Training Class and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Handbook the managers and staff will learn how to work with the Police Department , how to utilize documents and lease addendums that help with the residential application process and how to increase safety and security on the property.

Partnership: A collaborative effort between management teams, residents and other organizations to proactively improve the safety and quality of life at multi-family communities.

There are three phases to the ‘1 Community’ program which are listed below:

Phase 1: Basic

  • Training Class- owner/manager

  • Signed ‘1 Community’ Commitment

  • Operational Practices Review

    • Criminal Background- STRONGLY RECCOMMENDED

    • Crime Free Lease Addendum

    • Additional Documentation

Phase 2: Intermediate

  • Training Class- staff

  • Basic CPTED Requirements:

    • Landscaping

    • Safety and Security Analysis

  • Quarterly Community Communication

Phase 3: Advanced

  • Meet remainder CPTED Requirements:



    • Screws/Locks

    • Eyeviewer

    • Legible Building and Unit numbers

  • Annual Status Check-Up


  • Safety and Security Analysis

  • Public Recognition (bedfordpolice.com)

  • Incident & Crime Activity Report

  • 1 Community Property Sticker and Signage

  • Annual Community Safety Social (Phase 3 Advanced)

Contact Information

Amanda Freeman
Crime Free Multi-Housing Coordinator
Ph: 817.952.2479

Bedford 1 Communities

Fully Certified Communities

Phase 2 Participating Communities

Phase 1 Participating Communities

  • Arbors of Central Park

  • Oakwood Condos

  • The Woods of Bedford

  • Amherst

  • The Reserves

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