Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

The use of crime prevention techniques in the urban design process has become essential to ensure safe urban environments in present day society.  Environmental criminologists have used their theories in conjunction with police in British Columbia trained in crime analysis and prevention techniques.  The result is a powerful new tool for urban safety initiatives.

The Community Police Stations offer CPTED programs in relation to businesses or private residences.  A team of volunteers with specialized training in CPTED principles perform an assessment of security features of the physical environment.

The CPTED members examine a number of factors in their assessment of the environment.  As an example, reinforcement of the area, access control, design considerations, parking, landscaping, lighting, and fencing are some of the factors considered.

The design of your business or residence is thoroughly examined by the CPTED members for the identification and reduction of opportunities for crime.