September 07, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Seminar

The Springfield Police Department is hosting a training seminar September 11-14, at the Springfield Police and Fire Training Center, 2620 W. Battlefield, in which the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) are taught as a means to reduce criminal activity in and around businesses or homes.  The seminar consists of an initial two day course entitled “Community CPTED”, followed by an additional two day course entitled “CPTED Practitioner”.  Some of the principles of CPTED include:

Those participating in the seminar include:

In August of this year, city council adopted the CPTED principle as a nationally recognized concept and passed a resolution supporting the SPD’s efforts to promote the method throughout the city.

Currently, the SPD is working with various businesses and neighborhoods throughout the community to evaluate their locations to determine how the CPTED principles can impact their area to reduce crime.

The presenter for the seminar is Captain Stanley L. Carter (retired), a partner and law enforcement specialist for Carter & Carter Associates and an adjunct professor for the Southern Police Institute and National Crime Prevention Institute at the University of Louisville.  He is a founding member and Past Chairman of the Florida CPTED Network (FCN); a founding member and past Director of the International CPTED Association (ICA); and currently serves on the ICA peer review panel for basic and advanced certifications.  He is certified by the ICA as an advanced Certified CPTED Practitioner (ICACP-Advanced).

Media Contact: Officer Pam Gianopulos, phone: 417-864-1786
Release authorized by: Lt Ben King

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd