Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) strategies are ideal for all Public Safety Professionals. This includes law enforcement, fire departments, code enforcement, crime prevention, emergency services, and government administrators. CPTED is an effective way to build community, support businesses, and to reduce crime and calls for service. CPTED can be applied during the design phase of any project through the creation of codes, design standards, and zoning ordinances. CPTED strategies can also be applied to existing structures and green space. Applying CPTED can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime, and an improvement in quality of life. By designing a CPTED program that includes public safety professionals, this allows for collaboration with other municipal departments and community programs. This collaboration allows you to design safe, sustainable, and healthy communities.
Many municipalities are designing CPTED programs that incorporate personnel from a variety of departments. Earning the NICP, Inc.’s CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) credential helps you identify ways to apply CPTED strategies during all phases of a project’s development.