Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
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What is CPTED?  Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) can be defined as “the proper design and effective use of the built environment that can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime and an improvement in the quality of life.”  The goal of CPTED is to reduce crime by examining the environmental factors that may be contributing to criminal activity.  

How does CPTED work?  CPTED works by manipulating the physical environment, which in turn affects people’s behaviour and can lead to a reduction in criminal or unwanted activity.  Key CPTED concepts include: natural surveillance, natural access control, territorial behavior and maintenance.

What can CPTED do for you?  By addressing the key CPTED concepts mentioned above, CPTED can reduce crime in your area and produce an environment that is more enjoyable for both work and leisure activities. 

What we offer: A CPTED trained member of our department will do a site assessment of your area/building and provide recommendations that are designed to reduce or prevent crime and improve the quality of life in your work area.  You will receive a copy of the final report which will outline the findings of the safety audit and any recommendations deemed necessary.    A formal presentation of the assessment can also be arranged.   Security Services staff offering CPTED audits have all been trained by the Winnipeg Police Service.

For further information or if you would like an assessment of your area, please contact:

Rick Jansen
Director
Rick.Jansen@umanitoba.ca
(204) 474-8709

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