Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Environmental Design Crime Prevention Philosophy
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, or CPTED, is a crime prevention philosophy that attempts to apply physical design, citizen participation, and law enforcement strategies in a comprehensive way to protect neighborhoods or facilities.

The Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit can provide a free CPTED Security Survey for your home or business. The survey can help you protect your home or business by reducing the opportunities for crime to occur. The reduction of crime is achieved by employing physical design features that discourage crime while at the same time encouraging legitimate use of the neighborhood, facility, or business.

CPTED Security Survey Report
  • Cover Letter
    • A cover letter that describes what was evaluated and a "thank you" for your interest in a CPTED Security Survey.
  • Location
    • We will evaluate the location or future location of your facility.
  • Advantages
    • Advantages that are already in place for good CPTED strategies will be listed.
  • Disadvantages
    • Disadvantages of the facility that do not employ good CPTED strategies will be listed.
  • Precautions
    • Precautions for the facility will be listed that might hamper good CPTED strategies.
  • Recommendations
    • Recommendations will be listed for the facility to employ future CPTED strategies to help reduce the occurrence of crime.
Items Surveyed
  • Access and Control
  • Boundaries
  • Communication Systems
  • Indoor and Outdoor Facilities and Activities
  • Landscaping
  • Lighting
  • Public Spaces
  • Safe Paths and Common Areas
  • Security Systems
  • Signs
  • Walls and Fences
  • Windows and Doors
Helpful Contact Information
Contact the Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit to schedule your free CPTED Security Survey. Help us help you lower the opportunity for crime by designing it out of your neighborhood, home, facility, or business.