Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)

What is CPTED?

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a multi-disciplinary approach of crime prevention that uses urban and architectural design and the management of built and natural environments.  

CPTED strategies aim to reduce victimization, deter offender decisions that precede criminal acts, and build a sense of community among inhabitants so they can gain territorial control of areas, reduce crime, and minimize fear of crime.  CPTED is pronounced 'sep-ted' and is also known around the world as Designing out Crime, defensible space, and other similar terms.  Source: Edmonton Police Service (EPS)

Have your property CPTED-assessed.

Smoky Lake County is offering to provide a free assessment of your property by a CPTED trained professional to provide recommendations to better 

Contact:Trevor Tychkowsky


CPTED Presentation: click here.

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