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Advanced CPTED Course - NICP

Basic CPTED Course

National Institute of Crime PreventionCrime 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 or “eyes on the street”.

Benefits of Attending

Participants will learn how the design and use of the environment can control human / criminal behavior and reduce the fear of crime. They will learn crime prevention through natural means. How natural access control and natural surveillance decrease the opportunity for crime. Participants will learn the different aspects of lighting and its effects on human behavior. Participants will work together on a site survey and provide a group presentation of their results using CPTED strategies.

Have questions about this course? Contact Greater Metro Region.


Oct 16 2017 - Oct 20 2017


08:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Aurora Police Department District 3
23911 E Arapahoe Rd, Aurora, CO 80016, United States


Greater Metro Training Region Coordinator
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