2 Day (16 Hour) Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Specialized Topics Course: Schools
Meets Requirements for CPD Renewal
June 28-29, 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.
CPTED Specialized Topics Course Description
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Specialized Topics: Schools
- Dangers and Threats Faced by Schools Today – A Historical Overview of Crime in Schools
- Lessons Learned from Previous Incidents – Overview of Recent Events in the News, Case Studies and Evaluating Environmental Design Factors in Previous School Crimes to Determine What Went Wrong
- Designing to Prevent Minor Crimes vs. Mitigating Active Shooter Threats – Striking the Right Balance
- The Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting in Parkland, Florida – Timeline of Events, Design Considerations, Presentation to the Commission and Recommendations from the Final Report
- Conducting a School CPTED Review – Applying CPTED Strategies to Blueprints
- Evaluating New Design Trends for Schools – The New Sandy Hook School, Fruitport High School in Michigan, and Other Recent Designs
- Social Management for Schools – Layering Security Strategies for Effective Crime Prevention
- Conducting a School CPTED Survey – Assessment Tools, Definitions, the Matrix and a Virtual CPTED Survey
- Multiple Charrettes and Group Exercises – Each day will include a group exercise such as a high school blueprint task
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). He completed numerous security and CPTED surveys, inspections and reviews for commercial, residential and educational facilities during his career.
Jay is a member of 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 for the Florida Office of the Attorney General and the National Institute of Crime Prevention.
In addition to in-person training classes, he 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.
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.