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Crime free housing program

The Village of Barrington Crime Free Housing Program is designed to help residents, owners, and the managers of rental property keep illegal drugs and other criminal activity off of rental property. The program requires property owners to:

  • Obtain an annual Residential Rental License
  • Attend an educational training session conducted by the Barrington Police Department
  • Add the Crime Free Lease Addendum to their tenants’ leases

Jennifer Wisniewski

Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police & Crime Free Housing Program Coordinator

(847) 304-3303



The program uses a 3-part approach which ensures the crime prevention goal, while maintaining a tenant-friendly approach:  

Phase One: Education

This involves a mandatory four hour seminar presented by the Barrington Police Department to landlords and property managers.  Topics include:  The application process, Crime free lease addendum, benefits of applicant screening, crime prevention, and C.P.T.E.D. Concepts (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design).

Phase Two: CPTED Evaluation

This optional phase certifies that the rental property has met the security requirements for the residents’ safety using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) standards. A representative from the Barrington Police Department will conduct a security evaluation of the property and make recommendations.

    Phase Three: Safety Social

    To obtain full certification, property managers and owners will host a Safety Social for their residents to involve them in preventing crime on the property and to get involved in the community. This meeting invites residents to meet with police and property management to discuss the program.

    Upon completion of all three phases of the Crime Free Housing Program, property owners may advertise their property indicating participation in the Village of Barrington Crime Free Housing Program.   Additionally, use of the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program logo will be granted for brochures and advertisements. 

      Program Benefits

      • Improved personal safety for tenants, landlords, and property managers
      • A stable tenant base
      • Lower maintenance and repairs costs
      • Increased property values

      Crime Free Housing Training Sessions

      Crime Free Housing Program education training sessions will be held by the Barrington Police Department on an ongoing basis, and offered at a variety of days and times to meet the needs of the community. The seminar will last approximately 4 hours and will be held at the Barrington Public Safety Building (400 N Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL). 

      Participation is required for property owners and/or managers. Please submit your Residential Rental License application and pay the annual license fee prior to attending the seminar.

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