Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Training
NEW DATE: October 3 - 5, 2022
What is CPTED?
What will I learn in this course?
- Introduction to First Generation CPTED
- CPTED Definitions and Strategies
- Lighting for Safety and Security
- Practical Exercise using Four CPTED Concepts
- Barriers; Real vs Symbolic
- Second Generation CPTED
- Traffic Calming
- CPTED Report Writing
- Practical Exercise Using UAV footage
- Group Field Assessments at Offsite Locations
- Group Presentations of Lessons Learned
You will learn how the design of the environment in a public space can control human and criminal behaviour, reducing the fear of crime. Through this reduction of fear, public use will increase (natural surveillance) which will lead to a reduction in opportunity for crime. The importance of lighting and understanding of the different aspects of lighting on the effects of human behaviour will also be discussed. Through field study, you will learn how to effectively apply the skills learned in class to public spaces in the Town of Barrhead through an instructor-led site survey.
Who should attend?
- Municipal Leaders (Council, CAO)
- Urban Planners
- Rural Planners
- Landscape Architects
- Park Planners
- Landscape Architects
- Security Consultants
- Community Peace Officers
- Public Health Personnel- Educators
- School Planners
- Neighbourhood Redevelopment
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Bylaw Enforcement
- Business Improvement Associations
Meet Your Instructor
John is a former police officer retiring in 2020 after 33 years of service with the Toronto Police Service (TPS) and Edmonton Police Service (EPS). John worked in a variety of areas including Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB), Youth Bureau (YB), Training and Education (T&E), Special Weapons Tactical Unit (SWAT), Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU), and Crime Prevention Unit (CPU).
In 2014, during his time in the Crime Prevention Unit, John was introduced to CPTED. He immediately saw the benefits of CPTED and became the subject matter expert for the Edmonton Police Service. John took part in numerous (CPTED assessments and overlooked assessments conducted by Edmonton Police Officers as well as facilitated CPTED courses. John embraced CPTED because he recognized that CPTED helped reduce or prevent crime unlike traditional policing methods that had officers responding to calls that were in progress, or already happened. Retiring gave John the opportunity to pursue his passion with CPTED and he created CPTED Alberta (cptedalberta.com).
John is working towards establishing a Canadian Chapter of the International CPTED Association (ICA). He looks forward to sharing knowledge with and learning from a diverse group of brilliant people in efforts to improve safety and quality of life for as many people as possible in his country and around the world.