Crime Prevention Theories and Practical Physical Security (Formerly "Crime Prevention and Introduction to Physical Security")

40 Hour Training Course / 4.0 CEUs / KLEC Approved

$795.00 Discounted rate if paid by cash/check / $820.00 If paid by credit card

Course Description:

This course provides a strong foundation enabling participants to understand and employ several theoretical approaches to crime prevention as well as concrete methods of physical security assessment. Crime Prevention Theories and Practical Physical Security is designed to present methods of prevention which extend beyond “target hardening” and provide a framework for addressing challenging crime risks and threats by learning the nature of crime opportunities, methods of prediction and thoughtful processes of prevention.  Basic knowledge of physical security components of locking devices, intrusion detection systems, video surveillance, barriers, fences, access control, doors, windows, lighting, CPTED, security officers, and other components are discussed. Participants will conduct an off-site physical security assessment including recommendations to address security threats and vulnerabilities, as well as employing the crime prevention strategies included in the course.

Course Topics and Areas of Study:

  • Introduction of Theories to Crime Analysis, Crime Prevention, and Physical Security
  • CPTED Concept and Principles (and walkabout practical exercise)
  • Lighting
  • Risk, Threat, Vulnerability Assessment
  • Rational Choice and Routine Activity Theories
  • Fixing Broken Windows
  • Situational Crime Prevention
  • Problem Oriented and Intelligence-Led Policing
  • Introduction to Physical Security & Physical Security Assessment Process
  • Physical Security Assessment

Course Materials and Equipment


Course materials (i.e., Powerpoint presentations, handouts, articles, etc.) will be provided electronically for this course on a computerized access link provided to registered students prior to the class.   It is highly recommended that students download course materials to a laptop, tablet or other device prior to the first day of class and bring the device with them to the course.  Otherwise, students should print SPI-provided course materials from the access link and bring printed materials with them to class.

In order to download course materials from the access link, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel software (Office Suite) should be installed on laptop, tablet or other device.

Who Should Attend:

Law enforcement of any rank; private security professionals


Jonathan G. Lusher 

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