Police Department Offers Businesses Help
Get a Business Visit to Help Identify Ways to Reduce or Remove Opportunities for Crime
Two members of the Blaine Police Department were recently certified in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). CPTED is multidisciplinary approach to deterring criminal behavior that focuses on changing how properties are laid out, how they look and feel, and how individuals use the space. CPTED attempts to reduce or eliminate opportunities for crime by using elements of the environment to (1) control access; (2) provide opportunities to see and be seen; (3) define ownership; and (4) encourage the maintenance of territory.
Wide-ranging recommendations may include planting or maintenance of vegetation, eliminating escape routes, changing lighting, and encouragement of pedestrian traffic. To learn more about CPTED, visit CPTED.net.
CPTED specialists are now available to conduct premise surveys of commercial spaces in the City of Blaine to provide cost-effective recommendations to remove or reduce opportunities for crime. If your business is interested in using CPTED as a tool in a problem-solving or planning process, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.