Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

32 Hour Training Course / 3.0 CEUs / Tuition: $550.00 / KLEC Approved

Course Description

What is Crime Prevention through Environmental Design or CPTED? Put simply, it is a way to design out crime.

CPTED is based on the concept that proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in both the incidence and fear of crime while also improving quality of life.

Strategies implemented from this multi-discipline approach have been adopted by numerous national and international professional organizations.  Now is the time for crime prevention practitioners, law enforcement officers, community planners, landscape architects, city officials, educators and other key professionals involved in facility planning, design, development, business owners and managers, educators and individual home owners to learn how to effectively utilize CPTED strategies to prevent crime in their businesses, schools, neighborhoods and overall communities in a way that is safe, attractive and cost-effective!

Stan is a Certified Crime-Free Trainer.  The Crime-Free program utilizes innovative crime prevention strategies that will help reduce crime and the fear of crime using a combination of techniques and resources.  These techniques and resources can be used in commercial and business applications and they are also used in residential housing applications including single-family, multi-unit, rental or mobile housing.  For additional information on Crime-Free visit http://www.crime-free-association.org.

Participants will learn how the design and use of spaces influences behavior as well as participate in a practical exercise involving a site visit and earn a Basic CPTED certificate!

Course Topics and Areas of Study:

    • CPTED concepts and principals
    • Behavior and the physical (built) environment
    • Vehicular and pedestrian traffic issues as it relates to access and safety
    • CPTED as a means of economic revitalization
    • Planning process including land use, zoning, codes and ordinances
    • CPTED assessments and plan review
    • Data collection, analysis, presentations and reports
    • Practical exercise involving site visits
    • Discussion of participant issues or local problem

    Who Should Attend:

    Law enforcement and public safety personnel (patrol officers, neighborhood and district resource officers, crime prevention officers), security and safety personnel, municipal leaders and employees (planning and zoning, code enforcement personnel, permits,  inspections and licensing officers), business owners, building and apartment managers, architects and planners, community and neighborhood association members

    Instructors:

    Capt. (Ret.) Stanley L. Carter

    Upcoming Training and Lodging:

    If this course is not currently scheduled, it can be brought to your region by a co-hosting agency or through a contract. Contact Theresa Newton for more details: tmnewt01@louisville.edu

    Registration

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    What Our Graduates Are Saying:

    "I believe the course was worthwhile and should be taught in Police Academies across the country. Initial entry officers should and will benefit from this training."

    "The course provided more insight as to how I can approach specific issues within the community. Collaborating with other agencies was also very insightful."

    "I thought I understood CPTED concepts prior to attending the course. I didn't. Yes, very worthwhile."

    "Very worthwhile having Louisville Metro Police Department to assist was huge. Content was well developed ans chosen for group it was presented to. Mix of jurisdictions made for better ideas."

    "Gives law enforcement multiple strategies to broaden our involvement in the areas we patrol."

    "The course provided good instruction with excellent resource material to use in the future. I enjoyed the practical exercises that augmented the learning."

    "This is a good training class that brings common sense information out to the front of your mind to be useful. I believe it should should be a required training class for sergeants and above."

    “I give this course a 10 out of 10.  I have learned some much needed information that I can take back and apply it to this area.  I’m positive I can present the information and put it to use to serve the needs of the community.  I will definitely promote this class to other agencies.”

    “Course was very informative.  Have enjoyed working with the other officers in my team to put the information and knowledge learned into play.  Cannot wait to apply the skills learned back in my city.”

    “One of the best law enforcement classes I have taken.”

    “This was a very useful, informative course that will allow for many good discussions in the future as to code enforcement, redevelopment and how better law enforcement can be involved….I recommend this course to any city and community, no matter what size or make up.”