Longview, TX (Longview News-Journal) — Area apartment managers will soon have another tool to help them identify which of their tenants are misbehaving.
The Longview Police Department is launching its own Yellow Card Program — a proactive system used by many cities to inform apartment managers when officers respond to a problem within the complex.
“It encourages communication between apartment complex managers and police and also the public in general,” LPD spokeswoman Kristie Brian said.
Starting April 15, the responding officer will fill out a yellow card with a description of the incident, the people involved, arrests made and time and date of the offense. The cards will then be made available to the apartment’s manager.
The cards also will help apartment managers enforce their policies and codes of conduct for tenants — even serving as a paper trail that could help them evict troublemakers, according to Brian.
“It will help them identify which residents are causing problems,” Brian said.
Brian said the program also will act as a deterrent.
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