Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) strategies are ideal for Security Professionals. This includes corporate security, security consultants, physical security, government security, security engineering and cyber security. Any security professional involved in the design and planning of corporate or commercial buildings, federal buildings, and campuses can apply CPTED principles to those projects as a cost-effective approach to reduce the opportunities for crime. Having security professionals collaborate with design professionals to include CPTED at the design phase is the most effective way to create safe, sustainable, and healthy environments. CPTED can also be applied by security professionals to existing structures. Applying CPTED principles has been proven to lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime, and to an improvement in quality of life.
Many companies are now requiring CPTED principles be applied by a CPTED professional. This includes having a CPTED professional on all assessment teams and that CPTED recommendations be included in all security assessments. Helping an organization create a CPTED program and including CPTED recommendations in all assessments is a way to design a safe and sustainable environment. Having the NICP, Inc.’s CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) credential will meet all CPTED requirements to conduct surveys, will prepare you to apply CPTED in the field, and will set you apart from the competition.