Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

About Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Crime prevention through environmental design is a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behavior through environmental design. CPTED strategies rely upon the ability to influence offender decisions that precede criminal acts. Generally speaking, most implementations of CPTED occur solely within the urbanized, built environment.

Specifically altering the physical design of the communities in which humans reside and congregate in order to deter criminal activity is the main goal of CPTED. CPTED principles of design affect elements of the built environment ranging from the small-scale (such as the strategic use of shrubbery and other vegetation) to the overarching, including building form of an entire urban neighborhood and the amount of opportunity for "eyes on the street".

Interested Residents

This program is offered to all residents in the Clearwater area by the Clearwater Police Department. If you might be interested please contact Jo Johnson at 620-584-2395 or by email.