What is CPTED?
“Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design” (CPTED) is a strategy used by architects, city planners, law enforcement and others, using the physical environment to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, including graffiti. Territory Use of fences, signs, landscaping and good maintenance to convey ownership of the property. Natural Surveillance
Purposeful placement of physical features and activities that allow people to maximize their ability to see what is happening around them. Activity Support
Positive and legitimate activities are encouraged in public spaces, thereby discouraging criminal activity. Access Control
Proper placement of entrances, exits, fencing, landscaping and lighting to discourage criminal activity. Security Surveys
The Lakewood Police Department offers security (CPTED) surveys to residents and businesses. To schedule a security survey of your property, please contact our volunteer coordinator.