HURON, S.D. (AP) - The Huron Police Department is seeking to add more apartment complexes to a crime-free housing program.

The Plainsman of Huron reports that nine apartment complexes are already enrolled in the program that started in 1997.

The program is designed to help rental property managers and their tenants prevent criminal behavior by creating a safer environment.

Huron Police information officer Cory Borg says properties have to meet some criteria to qualify for crime-free housing. Those include adequate lighting on paths and secure locks on doors.

The program includes management training, a security survey of buildings by officers and resident involvement.

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