Bedford 1 Community

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 RECOMMENDED
    • 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:
    • Lighting
    • Doors/Deadbolts
    • Screws/Locks
    • Eyeviewer
    • Legible Building and Unit numbers
  • Annual Status Check-Up


  • Safety and Security Analysis
  • Public Recognition (
  • Incident & Crime Activity Report
  • 1 Community Property Sticker and Signage
  • Annual Community Safety Social (Phase 3 Advanced)

Bedford 1 Communities

Fully Certified Communities

Windmill Terrace

Phase 2 Participating Communities

Copper Canyon

Phase 1 Participating Communities

  • Arbors of Central Park
  • Oakwood Condos
  • The Woods of Bedford
  • Amherst
  • The Reserves