BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Parking, over-occupancy, off-leash dogs and loud parties...They're complaints the Bozeman Police department hear on a daily basis.

Police say they're often rental properties but landlords are usually none the wiser.

"If we don't know you own the property and we don't know that you even want to know about it, then we're not going to tell you," says Sgt. Travis Munter with the Bozeman Police Department.

Yet, property managers say they do want to know and that's exactly why they attended a landlord-police department partnership discussion.

"To stay involved with local law enforcement to get them involved with the landlords and the property managers and to stay in touch with them when it comes to tenants that cause problems just to make sure we're all on the same page," says Alliance Properties' Melissa Carter.

Police say open communication between them, landlords and the city effects more than just tenants and their property managers.

"There's a big part of the community that's rentals and so, chances are you are next door to a rental or a place that us maybe having some issues and if that's the case, then fix it for you and if you're a property owner and have damage to your property or things of that nature, then you can talk about some of the things that you're financially responsible for and try to minimize those or mitigate them altogether," says Munter.

That's why police say starting the dialogue is really about making Bozeman a better place to live.

"All the sudden desire to come to Bozeman or desire to come to your specific property, it brings the property values up for you as well as it brings the property values up for your neighbors and just makes everybody a lot happier. When everybody's happy, more people want to move here and it just makes the community thrive and advance and grow," says Munter.