Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design CPTED Training and Consulting

CPTED Training Consultants

CPTED Security Training Consultants Harry Erickson and John Houck


Campus and
School Security

Assessments and Training

Public Art and Crime Prevention
"From Blight to Bright"


CPTED Training Conference

Introduction to CPTED Level I Classes

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
Friday, September 14, 2007
Long Beach, California


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Crime Prevention Specialist

CPTED Video Clips
Short video clips of our consultants discussing CPTED on Letter of The Law TV show.


Apartment Security
Read our recently published article on Apartment Security and Reducing the Fear of Crime Through CPTED.


CPTED Shopping Malls
Click here to read about our most recent CPTED paper on Shopping Malls.


CPTED Design Guidelines
Read about the 4 main
CPTED Design Principles


Legal Updates
Lowes Payment Receipt Settlement Info

Broken Windows Theory by James Q. Wilson and
George Kelling

This is the original Broken Windows Thesis and is a must read for CPTED Practitioners.

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CPTED Fight CrimeFight Crime
With Flower Power!

Read our article on how Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design utilizes landscape plants to combat crime.

Get Safe Crime Awareness Seminar

CPTED Security was invited to be speakers at the Get Safe! Crime Awareness Seminar hosted by the Discovery Channel's Toolbelt Diva Norma Valley of the TV Show
 "Chix Can Fix."



We specialize in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design CPTED training, and CPTED based property crime prevention surveys. Our CPTED training can be tailored to your individual needs. Whether you are a private individual, business or municipality, we will bring CPTED training to you, or make all the necessary arrangements to train you in the concepts of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design at one of our scheduled CPTED training seminars. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, or CPTED is the proper design and effective use of a built environment, which can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime. There are reasons why crime occurs at a particular location over and over again. The environment likely contributes to the crime rate. CPTED addresses this by taking away the opportunity for crime, resulting in a reduction in the incidence of crime. It is smart planning to anticipate potential crime issues and design new developments in such a way where the opportunity for crime is reduced, resulting in more livable and thriving cities.

If you need an expert to review new construction plans or plans to renovate an existing property, we are available to join your team and help direct you to a safer and more user friendly environment. We have assisted on hundreds of projects ranging from residential neighborhoods to large scale commercial developments. We have worked on park projects, mass transit, goverment properties, public and private schools, as well as international projects. We have extensive experience in the private and public sector of crime prevention and designing safer communities. We have expertise in criminology and the reasons crime occurs. It is critical to have a crime prevention specialist on your project team to ensure that your project meets the standards of safety and security. Call or email us for a free crime prevention consultation.


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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Training

NOW! Announcing CPTED Training Available at Your Facility
We will come to your facility and train your staff in the principles of CPTED. This is a great way to get your entire staff CPTED trained without the expense of sending them out of town. We understand the busy schedules you keep and sometimes a 3 or 5 day course, plus travel, is too expensive and time consuming. We want to make CPTED training available to everyone and make getting trained as convenient as possible. Classes at your facility are available for as little as $50.00 per person. We will create a tailored made CPTED training class based on your needs and availability. Call contact us or email us here for more information


Contact us for additional upcoming CPTED Training Dates

Even if you have been attended another "Basic CPTED" class, you will benefit from attending our Level I CPTED Seminar. Our instructors work in the field of CPTED on a daily basis and bring practical knowledge and real-life examples of CPTED uses to the classroom.

There is much more to safety and security than locks, alarms and security cameras. CPTED security training principles weighs heavily the importance of the feeling of safety and security. Perception is reality. The fear of crime is quite often, as devastating as crime itself and law-abiding people will avoid areas which feel unsafe. This leads to an even higher risk to those who do go there. Police agencies around the world are utilizing Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principles to make communities safer. Private businesses who incorporate CPTED guidelines and principals into the design of their property and physical structures have found that it results in a more user-friendly place for employees and customers. CPTED can reduce premise liability. CPTED changes the way people feel about their environment. Our CPTED security consultants will meet with you and develop a comprehensive CPTED strategy and provide the necessary CPTED training to reduce the fear and incidence of crime at your property.

What some of our former students and clients have to say about CPTED Security Training

CPTED Training and Consulting
"Very practical and informative."
"Interesting, informative and fun!"
"High quality instruction throughout the entire training course."
"Very interesting and effective crime prevention ideas."
"Well prepared and professional."
"The training was very thorough and understandable."
"Very useful for my profession."

Contact us to schedule a free consultation and custom training needs assessment.


Existing Property Assessments and New Construction Guidance

It is important to consider all options when faced with a problem property with long-standing crime and quality of life challenges. Too many times, owners and authorities place "band aids" on the problem and only experience short term results. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design approaches the problem through a comprehensive analysis and strategy designed to provide long-term self sustaining solutions. We at CPTED Security Consultants have extensive experience in the area of property assessments and smart security design. We have conducted hundreds of property assessments which have resulted in a better quality of life and less calls for police service. We are involved in team approach projects on a daily basis for both existing and new construction projects. Contact us for a free consultation regarding your existing property or new development security design assessment.

December 15, 2009

Preventing crime is not solely the job of locks on doors or security cameras scanning entranceways. The makeup of a physical environment can influence where crimes. ASSA ABLOY Future Lab a leader in global solutions in the area of integration and mechanical and electronic security solutions featured CPTED Security in their Crime Prevention feature article. 

September 26, 2008

International Graffiti Control Conference

CPTED Security co-hosted the international gathering of security professionals to discuss and develop solutions to graffiti problems faced throughout the world. This was a FREE conference where security professionals from around the world met and shared ideas on how to combat graffiti by Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.


August 2008

CPTED Security Interviewed for Athletic Business Magazine Recreation Facility Security

January 11, 2008

Fifteen Group Land & Development LLC Unveils Vision For Model Community in East Los Angeles. The plan calls for redeveloping the 70-acre site to include 4,400 residential units, 300,000 square feet of retail, office, and commercial space as well as nine acres of publicly accessible open space. Construction could commence as early as 2010 and take up to 10 years to complete the $2 billion project.

CPTED Security Consultants were part of the design team with security design review  responsibilities for this project.

15 Group Press Release

LA Times Newspaper Article





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