Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) is a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behavior through environmental design. CPTED strategies rely upon the ability to influence offender decisions that precede criminal acts. Generally speaking, most implementations of CPTED occur solely within the urbanized, built environment. Specifically altering the physical design of the communities in which humans reside and congregate in order to deter criminal activity is the main goal of CPTED. CPTED principles of design affect elements of the built environment ranging from the small-scale (such as the strategic use of shrubbery and other vegetation) to the overarching, including building form of an entire urban neighborhood and the amount of opportunity for "eyes on the street".
Security Officers are expected to provide customers with ongoing, routine reports
regarding the safety and security of the client's property. CPTED will provide Officers
a broader knowledge of crime prevention strategies and will empower them to deliver
more informative and useful reports to their customers.
Property Managers are tasked with providing a safe and sanitary living situation per
fair housing laws. Property managers with a foundation in CPTED will be empowered
to make policy and environmental changes better designed for meeting these statutory
obligations in property management.
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
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