Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) strategies are ideal for School and Campus Facility Professionals. This includes architects, engineers, planning and facility managers, school resource officers, school safety and security personnel, and school and campus administration. Any professionals involved in the design and planning of school facilities can apply CPTED principles to all projects as a cost-effective approach to reduce the opportunity for crime. Having School and Campus 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 school campuses. CPTED can also be applied by school and campus professionals to existing structures. Applying CPTED principles has been proven to lead to a reduction in the fear of and incidence of crime and to an improvement in the quality of life for both students and staff.
Many states and school districts are now requiring that school and campus professionals have CPTED training and that CPTED recommendations be included in design and security assessments. Having the NICP, Inc.’s CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) credential will meet all CPTED requirements, will prepare you to apply CPTED in the field, and sets you apart from the competition.