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Police teach landlords about crime prevention

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- Apartments can house the same amount of people as a whole city block, and police say this makes them vulnerable to crime.

Police say apartment parking lots can attract car prowlers, and large groups can draw in drug dealers and other criminals.

Kennewick and Richland police teamed up Tuesday to train landlords how to recognize signs of these and other crimes.

Organizers say the program's major goal is to create a partnership between the police force and the community.

"Open up the communication lines between the Police Department and management, but also open up the communication lines between the police and residents. Making them not afraid to call the police when they see something that may be suspicious." says Kennewick Police Officer Allan Knox.

The seminar is free and is conducted twice a year.

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