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Basic Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) – March 2024

March 11 @ 8:00 AM - March 15 @ 5:00 PM

Basic Crime Prevention through Environmental Design Course


This 5 day / 40 Hour course is specifically designed for Crime Prevention Officers, Community Oriented Policing Officers or any other personnel charged with Crime Prevention duties. This course is designed to give the student the fundamental knowledge regarding the theory, history and basic concepts of CPTED – Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.

Crime Prevention Design Strategies will be discussed for parks, schools, high-rise buildings and various kinds of residential developments. This course will highlight the developing influence of law enforcement agencies in the architecture and design of various facilities with a goal of preventing crime and reducing law enforcement calls for service. Students will conduct a complete 2 day CPTED survey.

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When: March 11 – 15, 2024 – Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00pm – 5:00pm

Frequently Asked Questions

What Topics do this event cover?

The History and Basic Elements of CPTED “Designing Out Crime” Strategies | Conducting a CPTED Survey  Lighting for Safety and Crime Prevention Planning, Zoning and CPTED Designs for ‘Walk able’ Neighborhoods Real v. Symbolic Barriers Landscaping, Fencing, Vegetation and Interior Walls Report Writing and CPTED | Site Plans for CPTED Review | Case Studies

Students will participate in several practical exercises in which they utilize the principles of CPTED in the actual review of various site plans and then engage in the presentation and examination of their projects.

Is this course certified by the NICP?

Yes, this course is approved by the NICP. Earn 40 hrs. of credit towards your certification as a CPTED Professional.

CA POST Certified Plan N/A | 7290-31312-23001

What time does it start and end?

The class will begin daily at 8:30am and end at 5:00pm Monday – Friday

What should I wear?

Business casual dress is expected. 

What Should I Bring?

Remember to bring your laptop and digital camera/phone for the CPTED field assessment on Thursday and Friday.

Can I Leave Early on Friday?

No, Friday includes group presentations of the CPTED Field Assessments. Remaining for all the group presentations is a requirement for completing the 40 Hours of Basic CPTED Training. The presentations include a variety of locations and issues that are presented and discussed as part of the curriculum. So please do not ask to have your group present first, so that you can leave early. All certificates will be issued digitally by email.

Where is the course located?

440 Alta Rd, San Diego, CA 92154

What is the address of the San Diego County Sheriff Department?

9621 Ridgehaven San Diego, CA 92123 United States

What hotels are located near by?

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.

Is there food provided?

Food is not provided however we give a 90 minute break at lunch to give students enough time eat and to travel to and from the event location.

Who is the Organizer?

If you need assistance prior to the event or questions on an upcoming event. Feel free to reach out!

Organizer: The NICP

Key Contact: Joelle Hushen



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When: March 11 – 15, 2024 – Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00pm – 5:00pm


March 11 @ 8:00 AM
March 15 @ 5:00 PM


Dprep Inc


San Diego County Sheriff Department
440 Alta Rd
San Diego, CA 92179 United States
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