American Crime Prevention Institute

A leading provider of comprehensive crime prevention education and certification programs, backed by decades of experience and trusted by law enforcement, community officials and security professionals worldwide

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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design is now available SELF-PACED, allowing you to become CPTED certified on your own time and schedule.

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We enable organizations to design and implement programs that reduce risk, improve community relations and enhance quality of life.


Decades of operational experience in law enforcement, crime prevention and security


The greatest breadth and selection of crime prevention training topics


Useful roadmaps for how to plan and implement effective crime prevention programs


Multiple learning formats to fit your budget and availability - online, in-person, on-demand


Enhance your credibility and advance your career with a certification backed by ACPI

Our Training Programs

We offer practical and effective programs with flexible attendance options to best suit your budget, schedule and needs.


Recorded programs you can complete at your own pace, on your own schedule. Start, stop and finish whenever you want


Live interactive programs presented online via video conference. Attend without the cost and disruption of travel


Traditional in-person programs set in a classroom environment, enabling enhanced interaction with instructors and peers

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Crime Prevention Resources

What is CPTED?

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design is a valuable tool to improve quality of life while reducing reliance on intrusive physical security measures.

What is a Security Assessment?

Security Assessments help organizations identify risks and liabilities in order to make recommendations for improvements

Increasing Trust in Police

Community Engagement programs are vital means of enhancing relationships with community members, resulting a reduction of crime and more effective policing.

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