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Basic Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Hours: 40.00 | Estimated Cost: $595.00

Basic Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is an effective way of fighting crime and promoting business. In this 5-day course, participants explore how the design and use of the environment can control human/criminal behavior and reduce the fear of crime, how natural access control and natural surveillance decreases the opportunity for crime, and how different aspects of lighting impact human behavior. Participants will work together on a site survey and provide a group presentation of their results using CPTED strategies. Discover the advantages of having a CPTED ordinance and how to construct and present one to lawmakers. Participants will also complete a written examination at the end of this course. Upon completion of the above requirements you will receive a completion certificate and be eligible for the designation of CPTED Professional after the completion of the Advanced CPTED course.

Additional Information

Learn About
  • The history and basic elements of CPTED
  • “Designing Out Crime” strategies and conducting a CPTED survey
  • Lighting for safety and crime prevention
  • Planning, zoning and CPTED
  • Real vs. symbolic barriers
  • Landscaping, fencing, vegetation and interior walls
  • Report writing, site plans and case studies for CPTED
Benefits & Outcomes
  • The proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime and to an improvement in quality of life
  • Less crime in neighborhoods and business areas
Training Outline

** Day 1**

  • Introduction to CPTED
  • CPTED Definitions and Strategies
  • CPTED and the Design Process
  • "Design Out Crime" Program
  • Barriers: Real vs. Symbolic - Landscaping, Fencing and Interior Walls

**Day 2**

  • Lighting for Safety and Security
  • Planning, Zoning and CPTED
  • "Designs for Walkable Neighborhoods"
  • Community Enrichment - Using Design Strategies (practical exercise 1)

**Day 3**

  • Traffic Calming & CPTED
  • Writing a CPTED Ordinance/Overlay Districts
  • Understanding Site Plans
  • Site Plan Review
  • Group Site Plan Review (practical exercise 2)
  • Group Site Plan Presentations
  • CPTED Around the Globe

**Day 4**

  • CPTED Report Writing
  • Sample Field Assessments
  • Preparation/Assignments/Field Assessments
  • Field Assessments (field exercise 1)
  • In Class Preparation

**Day 5**

  • CPTED Exam
  • In Class Preparation
  • Class Presentations (practical exercise 3)
  • Review/Questions/Comments
Target Audience

Basic Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) strategies are ideal for Law Enforcement Officers, City Planners, City Managers, City Council Members, Architects, Security Consultants, Educators or anyone involved in designing neighborhoods, schools, downtowns, buildings, or revitalization efforts.

Business and Industry Services

Fox Valley Technical College
Business & Industry Services (BIS)
D. J. Bordini Center
5 N. Systems Drive
Appleton, WI 54914-1655
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P: 888-458-0449
P: 920-735-2525
F: 920-735-4771

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