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 pronounced 'sep-ted' and is also known around the world as Designing out Crime, defensible space, and other similar terms.
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CPTED Basic is a three-day course developed to introduce CPTED principals. This classroom course focuses on reducing crime opportunities by modifying the environment. Students will be introduced to how the physical environment can have a direct relationship on human behaviour. Instruction will be from a combination of Edmonton Police officers working in this field and additional subject matter experts in various aspects of CPTED.
CPTED Advanced is a four-day course developed to include advanced first generation CPTED concepts and second generation CPTED. This class includes both classroom and field components. Upon completion students will have the skills to complete CPTED inspections and reports as well as identify solutions for individual property up to neighbourhood scale level issues.
These courses are open to law enforcement officers (peace officers, by-law), city planners, architects, private security managers, private and public sector property managers, and other members of the community who are interested in crime prevention.
These courses are now accredited through the International CPTED Association!
The next Basic CPTED courses are April 13-15, 2021 (*Virtual) AND October 19-21, 2021. The Advanced CPTED courses are scheduled for May 25-28, 2021 (*Virtual) AND November 23-36, 2021. We are now accepting registrations for the the Basic and the Advanced courses.
For further information regarding CPTED please contact Sgt. Paul Looker at 780-421-2860 or CPTED@edmontonpolice.ca