Basic Crime Prevention Certification Seminar Curriculum

First Week

Monday

Welcome & Administrative Information

Mechanical Locking Devices and Door Systems

Electronic Access Control Systems

Tuesday

Intrusion Detection (Security Alarm) Systems

Video Surveillance Systems

Security Lighting

Wednesday

Use of Biometrics in Crime Prevention

Automatic Fence Gates

Bollards and Other Vehicle Barriers

Introduction to Burglar and Fire Safes

Glazing Materials

Concentric Circles of Protection

Landscaping Crime Prevention Guidelines

Security of Public Restrooms

Fencing and Exterior Intrusion Sensors

Conflicts Between Security and Life Safety Codes

Security Signage and Wayfinding

Thursday

Guidelines and Format for the Conduct of a Security Assessment

Integrating CPTED Strategies into a Security Assessment

How to Conduct an Assessment of Risks, Threats and Vulnerabilities

Negligent Security

How to Prepare and Write a High Quality Security Assessment Report

Top 15 Problems Found During Security Assessments

Exam Review

Friday

Residential (Home) Security Surveys

Multi-Family Residence Security Surveys

Commercial/Retail Security Surveys

School Security Surveys

House of Worship Security Surveys

SECURITY ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION EXAM

Second Week

Monday

Registration and Introductions

History, Strategy and Principles of Crime Prevention

Current Trends in Crime, Law Enforcement and Crime Prevention

Relationship Between Crime Prevention, Community Policing and Problem Oriented Policing (POP)

Elements and Design of a Comprehensive Crime Prevention Program

Crime Prevention and Predictive Analysis

Tuesday

Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention

Bicycle Security Strategies

Use of Internet and Social Media in Crime Prevention

Mobile Device Theft Prevention

Prevention of Workplace Violence

Reduction of False Security Alarms

Preventing Identity Theft

Crime Prevention Through Community Engagement (CPTCE)

Wednesday

Residential/Neighborhood Crime Prevention

  • Neighborhood Watch
  • National Night Out
  • Citizen Police Academies
  • Crime Stoppers
  • Crime Free Multi-Housing
  • Operation Identification
  • Speeding in Residential Neighborhoods
  • Preventing Mail Theft
  • Preventing Theft of Lawn Equipment

Volunteers in Policing

Preventing Theft of Laptop Computers

Crime Prevention of Senior Citizens

Thursday

Commercial/Retail Crime Prevention Programs

  • Shoplifting Prevention
  • Preventing Internal Theft
  • Organized Retail Crime
  • Business Crime Watch
  • Financial Institutions Robbery Prevention
  • Pharmacy Robbery Prevention
  • Restaurant Theft and Robbery Prevention
  • Crime Prevention in Overnight Lodging
  • Convenience Store Security
  • ATM Security Recommendations
  • Preventing Metal Thefts
  • Fleet Watch
  • Cargo Theft Prevention
  • Flash Mob Thefts
  • Private Security/Law Enforcement Cooperation

Youth and School Crime Prevention and Security

Preventing Crimes Against Tourists

Personal Safety of Professional Home Visitors

Exam Review

Friday

House of Worship Crime Prevention

Synthetic Drug Stimulants

Prevention of Rape and Sexual Assault

Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault

Crime Prevention for the Homeless, Indigent and Transient

CRIME PREVENTION SPECIALIST CERTIFICAITON EXAM