NICP Announces Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Professional Designation (CPD)
The National Institute of Crime Prevention's Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Professional Designation (CPD) is available to those who successfully complete sixty-four hours of CPTED courses offered through the NICP. The designation is designed for a variety of professionals and provides the skills necessary to deliver comprehensive CPTED programs and assessments to local governments and private sector groups.
Earning the CPTED Professional Designation (CPD)
To earn the NICP's CPTED Professional Designation, a participant must successfully complete sixty-four hours of instruction offered through the NICP within two consecutive years. Course curriculum includes forty-hours of training in Basic CPTED and twenty-four hours of training in Advanced CPTED training:
Basic Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design is a forty-hour course which teaches a student the proper design and effective use of the built and social environment to achieve a more productive use of space and a reduction of crime. Along with plan review, report writing, presentation skills, lighting, planning & zoning, and behavioral management. This course will include a CPTED field assessment.
Advanced CPTED is a twenty-four hour course which will focus on specialized topics such as parks, public art, schools, terror mitigation, site plan reviews, and color & human behavior - all utilizing CPTED concepts and strategies.
Students must pass a written examination at the end of each course. Students must also conduct and present a graded CPTED field assessment in the Basic course that is included in the final grade. Upon completion of the above requirements, the designation of CPTED Professional is awarded to the student by the NICP. The initial NICP CPTED Professional Designation is valid for a period of four years.
The NICP will maintain a national database for those participants that earn the CPD. Those participants that are interested can be included in a searchable database for organizations, agencies, or companies searching for CPTED professionals.
To maintain the designation, a NICP CPTED Professional must successfully complete the sixteen hour CPTED Update course offered by NICP, which will include specialized topics. Upon completion of a CPTED Update course, the designation will be renewed for a period of four years from the date of the Update course.
Former NICP students that completed twenty four hours of Basic CPTED training and twenty four hours of Advanced CPTED training for a total of forty eight hours of comprehensive training are eligible to earn the CPD by completing the twenty four hour CPTED Review, Exam, & Assessment Course (REA Course). This course will include an eight hour exam review and both exams for Basic & Advanced CPTED, in addition participants will be required to conduct and present a CPTED field assessment. Those NICP alumni interested will need to provide copies of NICP certificates of attendance for the previously completed CPTED courses.
Visit www.CPTEDTraining.net for additional information or contact us at 864-608-4894 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
LEEPAC is a proud founding sponsor of the US Design Out Crime Association
LEEPAC now "Cal-DOCA"
At the last regularly scheduled general membership meeting, members in attendance voted in favor of renaming our Association to now be known as "California Design Out Crime Association".
LEEPAC Message Forum Now Available!
We are proud to announce the addition of a message forum to the LEEPAC website. To enter, please visit here. All LEEPAC members are able to join and post messages. You must set up your account, then be validated by an administrator for access. Check back often, and post your CPTED questions here!
Draft Model Lighting Ordinance
The International Dark Sky Association has published a draft version of their Model Lighting Ordinance for public review and comment. Your LEEPAC Board, in addition to the Board of US-DOCA are reviewing this draft and will provide further information as this draft is made their final copy. If you should have any input on this document, please email LEEPAC President Jeff Rodrigues with your feedback.
LEEPAC Member Benefit
CRC Press, the publisher of professional reference and textbooks for law enforcement and criminal justice, is extending an offer to all LEEPAC members for 15% off when ordering via website, fax, phone, mail, or email. Please use promotional code 228GA when ordering. Visit http://www.crcpress.com for a listing of titles. Of interest to LEEPAC members is 21st Century Security and CPTED by Randall Atlas.
What is Cal-DOCA?
The California Design Out Crime Association, Cal-DOCA, starting as the Law Enforcement Environmental Planning Association of California, dedicated to the improvement of the safety and quality of life through the use of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) in local building, planning, and zoning processes in California communities.
In contrast to fire departments, law enforcement agencies rarely have had an opportunity to review plans for new development and recommend design changes to make the projects less vulnerable to crime.
Cal-DOCA (then LEEPAC) evolved from a 1989 meeting of Crime Prevention Officers who gathered to examine this problem and share ideas about a solution. First addressed was the proliferation of convenience stores and mini-marts and their inherent risks. LEEPAC developed a set of standards for these businesses covering such issues as minimum lighting, positioning of check-out stands, security of alcohol, and posting on the property against open alcohol containers. Many member agencies are now using these standards as conditions for approval for new convenience stores and mini-marts within their jurisdictions. LEEPAC has since developed a standards manual to address all types of land use. This collection of concepts and alternatives directly addresses many urban security problems. Developers, design professionals, and the public now have the ability to reduce criminal opportunity at the initial planning stages of a development.
Why Join Cal-DOCA?
As a planning and urban design professional, law enforcement official, or other party in the planning and design review process, ask yourself this:
- Are you getting the most from your city and police planning processes?
- Is CPTED fully adopted and utilized to help reduce the likelihood of negative-impact land uses?
- Are you working to condition land uses so that they do not reduce the quality of community life in your city, or negatively impact public safety?
- Are you aware that you can take existing land uses that are causing a negative impact on the community back before the Planning Commission to amend operational conditions to lessen these impacts?
- Are you aware that you can accomplish all of this at no cost to your department by having the applicant/developer pay as they go through the planning process?
Through involvement in Cal-DOCA and integrating CPTED into the process, you can:
- Enhance the quality of life in your city, and make police staff hours available for proactive police work.
- Work with the public to prevent problems, as opposed to correcting problems retroactively.
- Get more positive “bang for the limited bucks” received by police and city services as annual funding.
- Encourage your Crime Prevention Bureau to participate through involvement in LEEPAC, by sharing problems, information and experiences with the membership, and in formalized training programs. LEEPAC active membership also includes private consultants that can assist you with the process or specific problem areas.
If you want to learn more about Cal-DOCA, or would like to attend a future meeting or training seminar, please contact:
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
711 G Street
Sacramento, CA 95814