Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) strategies are ideal for Critical Infrastructure Professionals. This includes architects, engineers, physical security professionals, utility security teams, CIS facility security managers, and defense department security professionals. Any professionals involved in the designing and planning of critical infrastructure facilities can apply CPTED to projects as a cost-effective approach to reduce the opportunity for crime. Having CIS professionals collaborate with architects and engineers to include CPTED at the design phase is the best way to create safe, sustainable, and healthy environments. CPTED can also be applied by CIS security professionals to existing structures. Applying CPTED principles will lead to a reduction in the incidence of crime and improved security.
Many federal agencies are now requiring that CIS professionals have CPTED training and that CPTED recommendations be included in all security assessments. Having the NICP, Inc.’s CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) credential will meet all CPTED requirements to conduct assessments, will prepare you to apply CPTED in the field, and sets you apart from the competition.