What is CPTED?
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
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.