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EPS officers make up half of ICA-accredited practitioners in Canada with latest certification


On September 10, Edmonton Police Service (EPS) Constable John Beatson was awarded the International CPTED Association (ICA) advanced practitioner certification. With this designation, the EPS now has three accredited Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) practitioners in the Collaborative Policing Unit.

CPTED, pronounced ‘sep-ted’, is a multi-disciplinary approach to 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 citizens while reducing, and minimizing the fear of, crime.

EPS members now make up 50 per cent of the six ICA accredited practitioners in Canada. The Service is also home to the only accredited course in Canada — and was the first police service in the world to earn the certification in January.

Congratulations, Const. Beatson, on a well-deserved achievement!

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