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Basic Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) September 2023

September 25 @ 8:30 AM - September 29 @ 5:00 PM


Basic Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) September 2023

5 Day (40 Hour) Basic Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Course

September 25 – 29, 2023

CPTED strategies are ideal for Law Enforcement Officers, Architects, City/Urban/Park Planners, City Managers, City Council Members, Landscape 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.

Cities and Counties throughout the country are adopting CPTED ordinances requiring site plan reviews with crime prevention in mind. Law enforcement officers who are specially trained in CPTED are now working closely with Planners, Architects, City Officials, and Educators to ensure the proper design of structures, schools, and neighborhoods. Participants will learn how the design and use of the environment can control human / criminal behavior and reduce the fear of crime. They will learn crime prevention through natural means. How natural access control and natural surveillance decrease the opportunity for crime. Participants will learn the different aspects of lighting and its effects on human behavior. Participants will work together on a site survey and provide a group presentation of their results utilizing CPTED strategies. They will learn the advantages of having a CPTED ordinance and how to construct and present it to lawmakers.

Basic CPTED Course Agenda

Day 1

  • 8:30 – 9:00am Registration & Introductions
  • Introduction to CPTED
  • CPTED Definitions and Strategies
  • Lunch on your own
  • 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
  • Lunch on your own
  • 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
  • Lunch on your own
  • 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)
  • Lunch on your own
  • Field Assessments
  • In Class Preparation

Day 5

  • CPTED Exam
  • In Class Preparation
  • Class Presentations (practical exercise 3)
  • Lunch on your own
  • Class Presentations

All participants must work in a group to complete and present a graded CPTED Field Assessment.  The groups will need to take pictures of their site and incorporate those pictures into a PowerPoint presentation.  It is suggested that the participants bring a digital camera or camera phone along with any cables required to download the files to a laptop computer.  Each group needs to have a laptop computer to create their PowerPoint presentation; if you have a laptop you can bring for your group to use it is recommended.


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5 Day Basic CPTED Course Registration
$ 625.00
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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.

Prior to the creation of NICP, Inc., Art was assigned to the Tampa Police 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.


Hotels Located Near the University of South Florida:

  • Embassy Suites by Hilton at USF, 3705 Spectrum Boulevard Tampa, Florida 33612 813-977-7066
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton Tampa USF, 11606 North McKinley Drive Tampa, Florida 33612 813-750-8844
  • Holiday Inn Tampa North, 3751 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa, Florida 33612 813-402-2082

There are many additional hotels in the area; there is not a room block for a particular area hotel.




University of South Florida Marshall Student Center MSC3708
4202 East Fowler Avenue Marshall Student Center MSC3708
Tampa, FL 33620 United States
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5 Day Basic CPTED Course Registration
$ 625.00
22 available