Police collaboration for safer apartments

      TRI-CITIES - Keeping crime out of apartments and other rentals. It's the goal of a new partnership between police.

      Richland, Kennewick and Pasco are collaborating together for the Crime-Resistant Community Living program.

      Landlords will meet next month. Many of the owners have properties across the Tri-Cities. So this will offer easier access to resources.

      Police hope for greater involvement and a drop in crimes for rental units.

      "It's been shown time after time that these methods work. If implemented correctly, it reduces the crime in the apartment complexes or rental property -- and it gives the landlord knowledge," said Pasco Police Officer Johnathan Davis.

      The seminar will discuss how to prevent liability claims and improve over security. To sign up -- head to KEPR's Newslinks.