Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
Defined as “the proper design and effective use of the built environment that can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime and an improvement in the quality of life.”
Guides and Resources we like
We have looked over a number of materials on CPTED concepts and select these publications from various agencies for you. We find them to be of good quality and worth your time and attention as you consider your own property.
Best Management Practice in Natural Landscapes - Green City Partnerships
Safe Growth- MetLife
Your Guide to Creating a Safe Community - City of Fort Wayne.
Security Handbook - Oakland Police Department.
CPTED - Crime Prevention through Environmental Design - Chandler Arizona Police
Safety 1st - Crime Prevention through Environmental Design - Markel Insurance Company
CPTED Slide Deck and Talk
At the left is a relaxed, half-hour slideshow and talk that will orient you to the bedrock concepts of CPTED. We think you will find it useful and informative for your own considerations.
How are you seeing unintended use of your property? When people express concerns, around what areas of your property are they typically centered? If this material has you thinking about next steps and what you can do around your Carmichael property, we can help. We invite you to reach out to District managment to take advantage of a no-cost consultation at your property as to CPTED best practice.