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Feb 13

Police offer crime prevention tips to residents and commercial property owners

Posted on February 13, 2016 at 7:49 pm by Clay Curtin

The Police Department offers a Crime Prevention through Environmental Design program. CPTED (pronounced sep-ted) is a “security survey” that allows police staff to meet with local residents and commercial property owners to help assess their properties in order to reduce criminal opportunities of burglary and vandalism. This program suggests that the design of buildings, landscaping and outdoor environments can either encourage or discourage crime. 

CPTED identifies several crime prevention strategies that help to minimize crime by reducing criminal opportunity in the three areas of territoriality, surveillance and access control. Police staff will meet with residents and property owners to assess their needs and suggest ways to decrease the chance of criminals targeting their properties. Complete the online request form to set up an appointment.