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CPTED Training

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. It is an effective way of fighting crime and promoting business. The NICP Specializes in CPTED Training and offers the NICP’s CPTED Professional Designation (CPD).

Our mission is to provide you with the best and most current training possible. With a hands-on approach we will help you gain the knowledge and confidence you need in order for you to implement CPTED in your city, neighborhood, park, downtown, school, or building.

Recognition, Credibility, Opportunity

Earning the NICP CPTED Professional Designation Certification is confirmation that you have developed expertise in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principles, skills, and applications essential for creating safer, healthier, and more sustainable human environments.  It demonstrates your commitment to professional development,  better design, and participating in a network of professional that include community engagement and safety as part of their vision.

Internationally Recognized

All of the NICP’s CPTED courses are open to participants worldwide and provides the opportunity to earn our CPTED Professional Designation (CPD). The CPD is recognized internationally and currently there are CPTED Professional Designation holders on six continents. Looking forward to adding Antarctica to the list!

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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.

“This CPTED course has been a great learning experience! This course was well designed, the online learning platform was easy to use, and the material was presented in a way which was easily understood. Great overall experience!”

Gary Novelich

Art Hushen

Prior to the creation of NICP, Inc., Art was assigned to the Tampa Police Art Hushen is the President/Owner of the National Institute of Crime Prevention (NICP, Inc.), a global training and consulting company specializing in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. (CPTED) The NICP maintains the nationally recognized CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) Program.

Department’s Special Operations Bureau / CPTED Section where he was instrumental in the creation of the Department’s CPTED Unit and Tampa’s first CPTED Ordinance for the Westshore Business District, which is the largest Business District in Florida. He implemented the CPTED review process for the Tampa Parks Department Greenways and Trails Master Plan. He worked with the Tampa Housing Authority on their Hope VI program and was part of the task force implementing design guidelines. He completed the CPTED review process for the West Tampa Overlay District, East Tampa Overlay District, and the Tampa Lighting Initiative. Art also completed the City of Tampa’s Downtown Security Guideline requirements under the Mayor of Tampa’s Downtown Initiative. He implemented CPTED strategies into security and design reviews of commercial buildings, schools, multi family housing, and residential communities. Art implemented similar strategies in zoning ordinances, land use development, public transportation, and roadway design through traffic calming. He has conducted numerous CPTED site reviews and security surveys for the City ofTampa as well as for the National Institute of Crime Prevention.

As President of NICP, Inc. he continues a similar process of implementing CPTED concepts and strategies at a national level through training programs and consulting with various government, private sector, and nonprofit groups. Through the implementation of the CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) Program the NICP has set a standard for professional recognition for those earning the CPD.

Art received his Crime Prevention Practitioner Certification and CPTED Designation through the Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute where he assisted in the creation of the Advanced CPTED program, the State standards for the CPTED Designation, Critical Infrastructure and CPTED, Making Schools Safe by Design program, CPTED for Hospitals, and Lighting for Safety He is the lead CPTED instructor for the Florida Attorney General’s Office specializing in Basic & Advanced CPTED, and Advanced CPTED Topics. Art is also an instructor for D-PREP, LLC specializing in Basic and Advanced CPTED. Art holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from the University of South Florida.

Art is the past Chairman of the Florida Design Out Crime Association (FLDOCA), Past Board Member of the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP), Past Board Member of the International CPTED Association (ICA) and is a member of ASIS International and previously served on the ASIS Physical Security Council. Art has conducted seminars and training through the United States and has been a guest speaker / trainer in Canada, South America, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Art is a recipient of the Florida Design Out Crime Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

President & CEO

Joelle Hushen

Joelle Hushen, as the Executive Director of the NICP, Inc., is responsible for course curriculum, standards, and evaluation. This includes the development and maintenance of the NICP’s CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) program, which has become the recognized standard for CPTED professionals. As part of the CPD program Joelle designed the CPTED Review, Exam, & Assessment Course and is the lead instructor.

Joelle has a background in education and research with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida. She has completed the Basic, Advanced, and Specialized CPTED topics, and holds the NICP, Inc.’s CPTED Professional Designation. Joelle is a member of the University of South Florida Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors, and the Florida Design Out Crime Association (FLDOCA).

Jay Toth

Jay Toth is a 35-year veteran of law enforcement, retiring as a Lieutenant with the Volusia County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office. Jay supervised the crime prevention and school resource deputy program and was part of the school security assessment team providing security surveys, reviews, law enforcement services and training to the school district. He regularly provided community education programs to neighborhood watch groups, home-owners associations, students, parents, citizen groups, clubs and associations on topics such as cyber-crime, internet safety, neighborhood watch, frauds, scams, school security, and crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED). Jay completed numerous security and CPTED surveys, inspections and reviews for commercial, residential and educational facilities during his career.

Jay is a member of the US CPTED Association, the Florida Design Out Crime Association and the Florida Crime Prevention Association where he is a frequent speaker at crime prevention conferences. He holds his Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner, Florida School Resource Officer Practitioner, and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Practitioner designations through the Office of the Attorney General of Florida’s Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute. He holds the CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) from the National Institute of Crime Prevention. He has been instructing law enforcement topics on a state-wide basis for over 20 years, including crime prevention and school resource officer topics for the Office of the Attorney General of Florida. Jay currently instructs on the state, national and international level including Basic CPTED, Advanced CPTED, CPTED for Schools and CPTED for Houses of Worship, and Specialized CPTED Topics for the Florida Office of the Attorney General and the National Institute of Crime Prevention.

In addition to in-person training classes, Jay is the developer and instructor of online and on- demand crime prevention and CPTED training courses for both the Florida Office of the Attorney General and the National Institute of Crime Prevention.

William Wann

Bill Wann retired as a sergeant with the Sacramento (California) Police Department after over 23 years of service where he developed a reputation for collaborating with the community. Bill has been an instructor with the NICP since 2015.

At the Sacramento Police Department, Bill supervised the CPTED Unit for four years, applying CPTED principles to hundreds of development projects including a Major League Soccer stadium, a National Basketball Association arena, cannabis and alcohol-related businesses, residential and commercial subdivisions, high-rises, residential infill and mixed-use, critical infrastructure sites, parks, schools, places of worship, etc. In this role, Bill collaborated with other City departments as well as outside agencies, advocacy groups, neighborhood groups and developers. Additionally, Bill created partnerships with organizations to provide CPTED training to local public officials and private citizens.

Bill was a key member of the City of Sacramento team that wrote the ordinances and policies related to cannabis legalization. Bill reviewed approximately 200 cannabis business proposals for CPTED and other security concerns.

Bill’s other assignments at the Sacramento Police Department include the Impact Team,  Alcoholic Beverage Control Unit, Tow Unit, Military Surplus Program, Professional Standards Unit, and the Bike Unit, with temporary assignments in the Crime Suppression Unit, Crime Analysis Unit, and Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Unit.

Bill has also been a Field Training Officer, Terrorism Liaison Officer, a member of the Peer Support Team and a member of the Sacramento Regional Incident Management Team. Bill has served as a member of the Use of Force Committee, Safety Committee, Uniform Committee, Liability Committee, and Shooting Review Committee.

As an instructor, Bill has developed and implemented standards-based curriculum content in the topics of CPTED, the management of public demonstrations, custody, property crimes, handling disputes, and information systems. Bill has presented at police and dispatch academies, in-service training, and to neighborhood and corporate groups.

Bill earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Chapman University, a Master of Science degree in Emergency Services Administration from California State University, Long Beach and a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. Bill is a graduate of the California POST Management Course and is also a graduate of Class 323 of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute. Bill holds a CPTED Professional Designation from the National Institute of Crime Prevention. Bill is a Life Member of the California Narcotic Officers’ Association where he has served as Region II Vice Chair.

Terry Conlon

Terry Conlon is a certified CPTED practitioner, security specialist and director of the US CPTED association with more than 25 years of physical security and CPTED consultancy experience speaking globally at the industry’s most renowned conferences, delivering assessments and writing extensive reports for private and public sector clients across the US, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Along with his CPTED professional designation (CPD) achieved through the NICP Terry obtained his Postgraduate certification in security management from the University of Portsmouth in the UK, a Diploma in Leadership and Management from University College Dublin Ireland along with many other industry-specific qualifications from certified “active shooter instructor” to “forensic investigation and interrogation” certification.

Terry has conducted and accumulated a multitude of global CPTED assessments across more than 10 countries allowing him to impart his specialist expertise which has greatly benefited many clients thus reducing the potential for crime whilst enabling further client development by way of the CPTED social partnership program.

Terry is driven and passionate about CPTED and how beneficial both basic and advanced programs can be to students and organisations in crime prevention, social partnerships and at every opportunity encourages all he speaks with to take a CPTED class.

Tom Wyatt

Tom Wyatt is a native of Flint, Michigan, and has been working with nonprofit organizations in the areas of community development, neighborhood revitalization, and capacity building for over ten years. Currently, Tom is Project Manager for ‘Renew the Avenue: A Public Safety Project in the University Avenue Corridor”. In this role, Tom manages a $1M Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Grant for Kettering University; a $150K Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) grant from the Centers for Disease Control for projects in University Avenue Corridor; and other grants that are targeted towards placemaking and economic development. Additionally, Tom co-chairs the University Avenue Corridor Coalition, a group of over 100 organizations, businesses, institutions, and neighborhoods. The University Avenue Corridor is a 3 square mile area adjacent to downtown Flint that includes four neighborhoods, two hospitals, two universities, the Flint River, a number of parks and Flint’s only stadium.

Additional components of Tom’s work include urban planning, parks planning, placemaking, GIS mapping, vacant land adaptive re-use, resource development, and building capacity in residents and neighborhoods. Tom has earned the NICP CPTED Designation and has trained over 200 individuals in CPTED in 2016. He is certified by the National Charrette Institute in Charrette Management and Facilitation. He is also authorized to teach Placemaking As An Economic Development Tool, a curriculum created by the State of Michigan. Tom is a member of the American Planning Association and the Congress for New Urbanism.

Brian Kornegay

Brian Kornegay, a native of Phoenix Arizona, began his career with the Phoenix Police Department in 1988 and is currently assigned as the Coordinator of three programs: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Criminal Nuisance Abatement and Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol. His prior assignments include; patrol, Field Training Officer, Community Action Officer, Crime Free Multi-Housing Officer & Abatement Detective. Prior to working for the police department Brian worked in private security and retail businesses, he also worked briefly in the construction field.

Brian is a lifetime member and a past president of the Arizona Crime Prevention Association (ACPA). He has been a member of the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP) where he earned his Crime Prevention Specialist (CPS) designation. Brian is a CPTED Practitioner having received his early CPTED training from the National Crime Prevention Institute at the University of Louisville. He continued his CPTED education with the NICP and has earned the NICP’s CPTED Professional Designation (CPD).

Brian is a regular instructor in the state of Arizona on topics such as, CPTED, Crime Abatement, Crime Prevention, Physical Security Measures, Personal Safety and Community Policing. Brian has taught; at the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy, post academy and in-service classes for Phoenix PD, as a guest instructor for community colleges and Arizona State University, for AZPOST (Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board) as well as at local, regional and international conferences.

Brian’s CPTED Coordinator duties have him working with; developers, builders and business owners, preforming security assessments, speaking to planning committees, assisting with neighborhood charrettes, and presenting at many community meetings.

Mark Schreiber

Mark Schreiber is a Security Engineer and Technical Consultant who has been in the security industry for almost 20 years. For the majority of this time, he has directly been responsible for the complete design of large enterprise physical security systems from conception to design completion and oversight. Mark Schreiber has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology.

Mark has acted as the lead design engineer for multiple industrial/commercial projects across the globe. He has supported power generation facilities, chemical/process plants, manufacturing plants, micro-electronics production, pharmaceutical plants, and multiple commercial facilities.

Mark is a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) practitioner and has been fully trained by the NICP, Inc. and holds the CPTED Professional Designation (CPD). In addition, Mark is an ASIS International Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and has designed physical security into facilities across the globe, including the implementation of CPTED principles in partnership with Architectural and Engineering design firms. In addition to his practice, Mark also contributes to the industry as an ASIS Council Vice President, ASIS Chapter Chairperson and other leadership roles. He is a regular speaker on CPTED and other design subjects for multiple conferences, including ASIS, ISC/SIA, NCMS, NACSA, and IAHSS.

Jamie Rae Walker, Ph.D.

Jamie Rae Walker, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University.  She provides unbiased and relevant information to community practitioners, leaders, and citizens. Most of her work focuses on providing educational sessions, hands on trainings, and technical assistance for communities needing to conduct citizen input sessions, systematic survey and counting methodologies, and effective planning and prioritization processes for parks and related open spaces. Jamie Rae also provides information on park and programming trends that address relevant issues.  She has presented over 200 educational sessions for agents, practitioners, communities, national conferences, state association conferences, and key note speeches. She has also facilitated over 150 citizen input and strategic planning sessions.

Jamie Rae has worked directly on funded projects with over thirty communities/groups to implement evidence planning processes (e.g., citizen input, systematic program and land use analysis, readiness, asset mapping, feasibility studies, etc.) to improve programming and infrastructure. Collectively, this has resulted in the development and installation of school and community trails; park enhancement projects such as lighting, park cleanup efforts, improved maintenance, and increased safety patrol; pop-up-play & placemaking/park activation; community built playgrounds; wayfinding, gateway, and trail signage enhancements; park master plan updates; and one assessment for park department national accreditation. These accomplishments have increased community economies, addressed resident retention and attraction issues, increased access to physical activity opportunities, and improved community health. They have been due in part to the over $3.5 million dollars acquired in funding with approximately $2.5 million going directly to urban and municipal park programs and applied research and planning efforts. In turn, Dr. Walker has authored or co-authored 6 peer-reviewed papers, 11 extension publications, and 37 technical reports from this work.

Jamie Rae is currently the PI for the Texas A&M Extension Working on Wellness Environments program funded by the CDC to support locally driven policy, system, and environmental change. She has previously contributed to CDC programs for seven years as a co-investigator and to USDA regional development programs as a co-PI for four years. She was a member of the USDA Stronger Economies Together curriculum development team. Jamie Rae is a Walk Audit trainer, Strategic Doing Facilitator, and is designated in CPTED. Her award highlights include: the 2018 National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals Excellence in Community Development programming award (regionally and nationally) for her work on CPTED and parks and open spaces, the 2015 Superior Service Team Award from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension for Working on Wellness Starr County, the 2015 NIFA Partnership Award for Multistate Efforts “Stronger Economies Together Team”, the 2012 Texas Recreation and Park Society Educator Outstanding Service Award, the 2008 Texas A&M University System Vice Chancellor Excellence Award in Graduate Student Teaching, and the 2006 National Recreation and Park Association Graduate Student of the Year.

Jamie Rae loves the opportunities she has been provided to link local experts and advocates to the educational resources and tools they need to empower change in their community spaces.

Kory Sneed

Kory Sneed is an Emergency Management Specialist for one of the largest hospital networks in Arizona.  The Emergency Management Department is responsible for the prevention of, preparation for and response to internal and external disasters.  This includes disaster preparedness training for staff, the coordination of the Incident Command System and patient decontamination.  Once the disaster is mitigated, his department assists in the recovery to resume daily operations.  Kory retired in 2018 from the Scottsdale Police Department after a 24 year career.  His early assignments included Gang Liaison Officer, Bike Unit Officer, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Officer and School Resource Officer (SRO) where he received his Detective status investigating all crimes related to his students, staff and school.  He served as a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Instructor and was a member of the Peer Support – Critical Incident Stress Management Team. Kory received his Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Studies from Arizona State University.

The last 14 years of his law enforcement career, he held the position of Crime Prevention Officer.  Kory was responsible for reviewing crime statistics, partnering with other city departments, residents and local businesses to develop strategies to reduce current crime trends.  As part of his duties, he conducted security assessments utilizing CPTED strategies for hospitals, schools, parks, hotels and resorts, multi-family housing, residential and commercial properties. Kory worked closely with other city departments such as Code Enforcement, Design and Review, and Parks and Recreation to implement CPTED standards and conduct site plan reviews.

For almost a decade, he served as the Training Coordinator and Vice President of the Arizona Crime Prevention Association. In 2008, he began teaching crime prevention and CPTED for the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP) and the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC).  Over the last six years, Kory has instructed the Basic and Advanced CPTED for NICP both nationally and internationally.  In 2019, Kory received his Professional Development Series in Emergency Management from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security FEMA and his Advanced Professional Series in Disaster Operations from the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs.

Tom Hushen

Tom Hushen currently serves as the Emergency Management Coordinator and is Chief of the County Fire Marshals division for Cameron County, Texas. He reports to the county’s highest elected official. Tom has worked to improve the security of county buildings and develop a countywide, public safety communications system. He has led efforts to include small cities and rural communities in regional emergency plans, and has overseen the formation of hazardous response teams at each end of the county. He also oversees the communications for Cameron County.

Tom has served on two State boards appointed by the Governor’s office for the State of Texas. Tom also served as the Administrator for the Regional Advisory Council on Trauma. He was in charge of administering federal grants to all hospitals from Brownsville to Laredo, Texas. He also worked with the Hospitals, Emergency Medical Services, State and Federal agencies on evacuation protocols and radio communications.

During his twenty seven-year career in law enforcement Tom served as Chief of Police for Los Indios, Texas and worked with the City of Harlingen, Texas Police Department, Tom was responsible for a number of programs and initiatives, including work as a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) officer and development of security plans for the local school district. He served as an instructor at the Lower Rio Grande Valley Regional Police Academy, teaching cadets Community Oriented Police strategies.

Tom retired from the Harlingen Police Department as a Commander, having attained recognition as a Master Peace Officer. He continues to serve as an instructor for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and served as a City Commissioner for the City of Harlingen.


Lindsay R. Smart

Ms. Lindsay Smart, AICP, CPD, is a certified planner of the American Planning Association and seasoned urban planner with specialized expertise in alternative transportation systems and parks and recreation systems planning. Holding an undergraduate degree in Geography and Geosciences and currently pursuing a graduate degree in Public Administration, Ms. Smart brings a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skill to her work. Since beginning her career in 2005, she has amassed experience in diverse settings, including the non-profit, private, and public sectors.

Ms. Smart has been serving the City of Durham since 2014 and is currently working in the City of Durham’s Parks and Recreation Department. Her focuses include comprehensive parks, trail, and recreation systems, assets management and planning, and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) assessments. These roles make her integral in shaping Durham’s public spaces. Ms. Smart also plays a pivotal role in the development of projects, where her deliberative and detail-oriented nature proves invaluable, especially when it comes to planning, assessing, scoping and securing multiple sources of funding necessary for project delivery.

Adept in relationship management and a strong communicator, Ms. Smart excels in public outreach and engagement. She has shared her expertise as a presenter at numerous conferences, including Velo-City Global, and other local, state, and national conferences and summits. She serves on the Board of Directors for the US CPTED Association, actively maintains her CPTED Professional Designation (CPD), and holds the Vice-Chair position for the global Crime Prevention, Policing, and Security Council. When not shaping urban landscapes, she’s an NCAA collegiate women’s lacrosse official and enjoys family life with her husband and two daughters in Durham, NC.

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