Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is based upon the principle that “the proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidences of crime, and an improvement in the quality of life.” The CPTED concept employs design strategies, citizen participation and law enforcement involvement to reduce both the fear of crime and the incidence of crime. Law enforcement personnel involved in crime prevention and community policing programs need a solid foundation of knowledge related to CPTED planning and strategies.


CPTED Training Seminars

CPTED On-Site Training

CPTED Online Training



The   American Crime Prevention Institute (ACPI) frequently contracts with state   and local law enforcement agencies to provide on-site crime prevention   training. This allows cost-effective crime prevention training to be   conducted without the expense of travel and lodging. Particularly when there   are a sizeable number of personnel to receive crime prevention training,   on-site training may be the best choice for a department.Law enforcement   agencies that sponsor on-site basic CPTED training often invite community   planners, architects, government leaders and elected officials to participate   in the training program. This can be an excellent means of fostering local   CPTED understanding and cooperation.To   receive additional information about possible on-site CPTED training, contact   Dan Keller, Executive Director, American Crime Prevention Institute,   at dkeller@acpionline.comor   by calling 502.244.7306. The   American Crime Prevention Institute is developing two on-line CPTED training programs entitled:

  • An Introduction to Crime Prevention Through   Environmental Design (CPTED Strategies and Concepts
  • CPTED Strategies for Schools

These online CPTED training program will be available by July 1, 2014.