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For decades, VCPI has been committed to addressing the unique and ever-changing needs of the public-safety community by developing and delivering the absolute highest quality training possible. This commitment has been evident in every training event, conference, development program, and other countless initiatives led by VCPI. VCPI offers an extensive classroom course catalog reflecting the needs and requests of the public-safety community. All VCPI courses are designed to create an interactive, challenging and engaging learning experience that is right for you and your organization, whether in the classroom or through eLearning.


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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Length: 8 hours

This 8-hour program provides participants with a better understanding of the relationship between the physical environment and opportunities for crime. Specifically, it examines how decisions regarding land use, site or streetscape design, building design, or neighborhood improvement can create a safer environment.

Participants will learn the basic principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and discover planning programs and projects that have successfully reduced or eliminated crime. The course includes case studies and a site visit as examples of CPTED in action.

The training provides an overview of the following topics:

  • crime and prevention
  • safe and unsafe surroundings
  • the history and theory of CPTED
  • basic CPTED principles
  • target hardening
  • landscaping and maintenance
  • lighting for safety
  • community planning
  • site plan review and assessments
  • implementing CPTED and identifying resources


This interactive program is ideal for all law enforcement professionals tasked with addressing crime and quality of life issues in their communities.

Participant Feedback:

“Good class, great instructor. I highly recommend this course for any officer.”

“I learned a great deal about environmental design and how crime prevention plays an important role.”

“The class was an appropriate overview of CPTED without going too far into the weeds. I liked the pictures that showed the learning points. I liked the practical exercise as well.”





What others are saying about VCPI's programs

The class ranks with the best I have ever taken. The information was awesome and the instructors were incredibly knowledgeable. They engaged the audience well and kept people interested and entertained with relevant and useful videos and examples.
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