Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) strategies are ideal for Healthcare Facility Professionals. This includes architects, engineers, security professionals, facility management and administration. Any professionals involved in the design and planning of healthcare facilities can apply CPTED principles to projects as a cost-effective approach to reduce the opportunity for crime. Having Healthcare Facility professionals collaborate with architects and engineers to include CPTED principles at the design phase is the best way to create safe, sustainable, and healthy environments. CPTED can also be applied by healthcare facility professionals to existing structures. Applying CPTED principles will lead to a reduction in the fear of and incidence of crime and lead to an improvement in the quality of life for both patients and staff.
Many healthcare organizations are now requiring that security professionals have CPTED training and that CPTED recommendations be included in all design and security assessments. Having the NICP, Inc.’s CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) credential will meet all CPTED requirements to conduct an assessment, prepares you to apply CPTED in the field, and sets you apart from the competition.