The Ohio State University at Mansfield is set to host a 40-hour Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) practitioners’ course from Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). Scheduled for July 15-19, this comprehensive training aims to equip participants with the skills needed to design safer and more sustainable communities. The course will commence each day at 8:00 AM and is one of only three CPTED courses being offered nationwide in 2024.

What is CPTED?

CPTED is a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behavior through environmental design. Its strategies focus on reducing victimization, deterring criminal activity, and fostering a sense of community control over spaces. By promoting legitimate use of spaces and minimizing the fear of crime, CPTED aims to create environments that are inherently safer and more welcoming.

Course Goals and Objectives

The primary goal of the CPTED course is to enable participants to apply CPTED principles effectively in their communities. The training covers a range of skills, including:

  • Reviewing Plans and Drawings: Participants will learn how to analyze architectural and urban planning designs to identify potential crime risks and propose modifications.
  • Threat and Problem Analysis: The course will teach methods for assessing environmental threats and identifying problems that could lead to criminal activity.
  • Collaborative Input: Emphasis will be placed on gathering input from key stakeholders and resource persons to develop comprehensive crime prevention strategies.
  • Strategy Development: Attendees will be trained to create strategies that enhance safety, promote legitimate use of spaces, and improve the overall quality of life.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for a broad audience involved in crime prevention and community planning. Suggested participants include:

  • Law Enforcement: Both commissioned and non-commissioned personnel.
  • Public Officials: Individuals in government roles who influence public safety policies.
  • Building/Planning/Zoning/Fire Department Officials: Professionals involved in the development and safety of public spaces.
  • Strategic Planners and Decision Makers: Those responsible for long-term planning and community development.
  • Architects and Urban Planners: Designers and planners who shape the built environment.
  • Landscape Architects: Professionals focused on designing outdoor spaces.
  • Security Professionals: Individuals tasked with ensuring the safety and security of facilities.
  • Homeland Security Personnel: Members involved in national safety and security efforts.
  • Community Members: Anyone involved in local crime prevention services.

Why Attend?

Participating in this course offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Enhanced Skills: Gain practical knowledge and skills to apply CPTED principles in real-world scenarios.
  • Community Impact: Contribute to creating safer and more sustainable communities.
  • Professional Development: Expand your expertise and professional network.
  • Exclusive Opportunity: Take advantage of one of only three CPTED courses available in the U.S. this year.

Registration Information

The CPTED practitioners’ course will be held from July 15-19, 2024, starting at 8:00 AM each day. For more information and to register, visit TEEX CPTED Course Registration.

Source: OSUM; Image: DALL-E 3

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