American Crime Prevention Institute Presents...

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Improving security through facility and community design

Self-Paced Program - complete on your own time

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Crime Prevention is a Collaborative Effort

Are you responsible for security in facility construction and community revitalization projects?

Do you work with architects, community planners or businesses on security and crime prevention initiatives?

Are you seeking skills to advance your career in security or law enforcement?

Crime can be directly influenced by the design of the physical environment.

Effective security is complex. Reliance exclusively on technical solutions can leave facilities and occupants vulnerable, inhibit business and impede aesthetics.

All stakeholders responsible for facility design and construction, community and campus planning, security and loss prevention should work together to develop comprehensive security strategies, including those that manipulate behavior to reduce crime.

  • Law Enforcement Personnel
  • Business Owners
  • Architects
  • Community Planners
  • Security and Loss Prevention Professionals
  • Security Consultants
  • Security Solutions Providers

The proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction of fear and incidences of crime, and an improvement in the quality of life. 

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a set of design strategies intended to passively discourage inappropriate behavior and criminal activity. CPTED concepts should be incorporated into every new construction, renovation and community revitalization project.







Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

A comprehensive training and certification program developed for law enforcement, campus and community planners, business owners, architects, designers and security professionals.

This program will be presented online on-demand, allowing you to complete the modules at your own pace as your schedule allows and eliminating the time and expense of traveling to a training venue.

Participants who successfully complete the program will achieve lifetime recognition as a Certified CPTED Specialist by the American Crime Prevention Institute

This program will provide foundational knowledge and skills that will establish your credibility as a security professional and enable you to:

Effectively engage in the security design for building and community projects

Establish proactive and unobtrusive crime prevention strategies in your community

Enhance trust in your organization to improve relations with your community and constituents

Develop skills needed to advance your career in security or law enforcement

Obtain Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit towards ASIS certifications

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American Crime Prevention Institute is a leading authority in crime prevention training and certification for law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. We provide highly practical, unbiased training and direction in modern law enforcement strategies and tactics, leveraging our decades of experience combined with best practices from throughout the country. We help law enforcement agencies improve police effectiveness and operations, and better serve your communities and constituents.

Daniel P. Keller | Executive Director, American Crime Prevention Institute

Dan brings more than 50 years of law enforcement and security experience. He has trained thousands of law enforcement personnel, architects and community planners from throughout the world in CPTED. Dan founded ACPI in 1998 after retiring as the Director of Public Safety at the University of Louisville, where he served for 26 years. Previously he served as the Assistant Director of Security at Southern Illinois University and founder and CEO of Aegis Protection Group and Aegis Security Design, a security consulting and engineering firm. He holds B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Southern Illinois University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Southern Police Institute.

Simple Process. Extraordinary Value.

Programs of this nature typically cost thousands of dollars to attend, but we have worked to reduce the price as much as possible. By conducting this course online we have significantly reduced the added cost and disruption typically encountered when attending multi-day training in person.


Individual Registration

Although we recommend it, we understand it is not always possible for multiple people to attend.

$450 / person

Group Registration

Realize the most value when registering multiple people from the same organization.

$400 / person

We have also made it as easy as possible to register and attend. Click Register Now below and sign up as many people from your organization as you wish. Attend the sessions from any location using only a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.


Who should attend?

This course has been developed for anyone involved in the planning and design of buildings, campuses and communities. This includes state and local law enforcement, campus law enforcement, campus and city planners, architects, designers, security and loss prevention professionals, security consultants and security service providers.

Is there an exam?

Yes. Registered attendees must successfully complete the exam in order to achieve the Certified CPTED Specialist designation. The exam will be administered online after the completion of the training sessions.

How do I pay?

We have made it easy for you to register and pay for the course. Click the Register Now button above and you can choose to register an individual (full price) or a group (discounted price). After completing the attendee information you will be given a choice to pay online securely via credit card, or you may request an invoice and pay by check or bank transfer. If you elect to pay by invoice, it will be emailed to you immediately with instructions on how to remit payment. Once payment is received you will be automatically enrolled in the course and registered attendees will receive instructions on how to join via email.

How do I receive the discount for registering multiple people?

After clicking the Register Now button above enter the name and email address of the first attendee, then click "Add Another Registrant". Your discounted price will be automatically applied to all registrants.

Do I need technical skills or special equipment to attend the course?

No! You can attend the course from any location with internet access using any type of device - computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Our online learning management system is extremely easy to use, but we have also added a brief overview video to walk you through navigating the program online.

If you have any questions about how to register please contact our support team.

Who is SecureBI?

ACPI has partnered with Security Business Intelligence for the production and delivery of our virtual training programs. They are powering us behind the scenes, and rest assured any communication with them is 100% secure and on behalf of ACPI.


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