The Joplin Police Department certifies its second apartment community as part of the departments Crime Free Multi-Housing program.
On Tuesday a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at 1502 Michigan Place to celebrate the achievement.
The program includes training for managers and maintenance workers, a security inspection and a community gathering for apartment dwellers with a police presence.
Police say calls for officers have gone down 40% from when the program started.
Authorities also say it's about helping people better their lives.
"If you buy a house or you live somewhere, you want to get better property values, but also to just better quality of life people feel good about where they live, they feel good about what's going on then they're going to enjoy life," says Cpl. Bryan Henderson of the Joplin Police Department.
There are 16 properties total taking part in the Crime Free Multi-Housing program. The Northpark Apartment Complex was the first to be certified.