Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a multi-disciplinary approach of crime prevention that uses urban and architectural design and the management of built and natural environments. CPTED strategies aim to reduce victimization, deter offender decisions that precede criminal acts, and build a sense of community among inhabitants so they can gain territorial control of areas, reduce crime, and minimize fear of crime. CPTED is also known around the world as Designing Out Crime, defensible space, and other similar terms.
The International CPTED Association (ICA) is an international non-profit association. The ICA promotes the use of CPTED globally and supports local organizations, practitioners and communities that utilize CPTED principles to create safer communities and environments.
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TEEX is now offering a 40-hour Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) practitioners’ course, that is accredited by the International CPTED Association (ICA). CPTED is a multi-disciplinary approach of crime prevention that utilizes urban planning, and architectural design in conjunction with the management of man-made and natural environments, that supports better use of the built environment, community engagement, and improve the quality of life in your community. CPTED strategies aim to deter opportunistic criminal activity, reduce victimization, and build a sense of community so that individuals can maintain control over, and promote legitimate use of spaces, reduce crime, and minimize the fear of crime. This course will enable participants to apply these strategies and principles to creating safer and sustainable communities. The goal of this comprehensive training is to give the attendees the skills to review plans and drawings, analyze the threats and problems, get collaborative input by key resource persons, and develop strategies that create safer environments, and improve the quality of life. CPTED is used to alter and expand the participant’s perception of the immediate physical and social environment. By altering the perception of the physical environment, the participant will be more capable of understanding the direct relationship of the environment to human behavior, and to crime. An understanding of the design, management, and effective use of the built environment is the first step to increasing the probability of success of the community’s efforts in reducing crime and incivilities. This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for TEEX Crime Prevention through Environmental Design course #78056. The course is accredited under the ICA’s Course Accreditation Program (CAP) – Class A. Any candidates completing this course will be exempt 8 (out of 11) competencies, should they wish to pursue CPTED Certification under the ICA’s Individual CPTED Certification Program (ICCP). Participant Testimonials:”This course would be perfect for any professional that regularly deals with local ordnances or codes.””The instructors are extremely professional and well versed in [the] CPTED arena. Their teaching style promoted class participation and engagement between students.” Show less
TEEX is now offering a 40-hour Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) practitioners’ course, that is accredited by the International CPTED Association (ICA). CPTED is a multi-disciplinary approach of crime prevention that utilizes urban planning, and architectural design in… Show more
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