Basic Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) May 2021

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Hubbell Lighting Corporate Headquarters

701 Millennium Blvd

Greenville, SC 29607

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5 Day (40 Hour) Basic Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Course

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5 Day (40 Hour) Basic Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Course

NICP CPTED Professional Designation Qualifying Course

May 3 - 7, 2021

CPTED strategies are ideal for Law Enforcement Officers, Architects, City/Urban/Park Planners, City Managers, City Council Members, Landscape Architects, Security Consultants, Educators or anyone involved in designing neighborhoods, schools, downtowns, buildings, or revitalization efforts. It is an effective way of fighting crime and promoting business.

Cities and Counties throughout the country are adopting CPTED ordinances requiring site plan reviews with crime prevention in mind. Law enforcement officers who are specially trained in CPTED are now working closely with Planners, Architects, City Officials, and Educators to ensure the proper design of structures, schools, and neighborhoods. Participants will learn how the design and use of the environment can control human / criminal behavior and reduce the fear of crime. They will learn crime prevention through natural means. How natural access control and natural surveillance decrease the opportunity for crime. Participants will learn the different aspects of lighting and its effects on human behavior. Participants will work together on a site survey and provide a group presentation of their results utilizing CPTED strategies. They will learn the advantages of having a CPTED ordinance and how to construct and present it to lawmakers.

Basic CPTED Course Agenda

Day 1 

  • 8:30 – 9:00am Registration & Introductions
  • Introduction to CPTED
  • CPTED Definitions and Strategies
  • Lunch on your own
  • CPTED and the Design Process
  • “Design Out Crime” Program
  • Barriers: Real vs. Symbolic—Landscaping, Fencing, and Interior Walls    

Day 2                                     

  • Lighting for Safety and Security
  • Planning, Zoning, and CPTED
  • Lunch on your own
  • Planning, Zoning, and CPTED
  • “Designs For Walkable Neighborhoods”
  • Community Enrichment-Using Design Strategies (practical exercise 1)

Day 3  

  • Traffic Calming & CPTED
  • Writing a CPTED Ordinance / Overlay Districts
  • Understanding Site Plans
  • Lunch on your own
  • Site Plan Review
  • Group Site Plan Review (practical exercise 2)
  • Group Site Plan Presentations
  • CPTED Around the Globe

Day 4   

  • CPTED Report Writing
  • Sample Field Assessments
  • Preparation / Assignments / Field Assessments
  • Field Assessments (field exercise #1)
  • Lunch on your own
  • Field Assessments
  • In Class Preparation       

Day 5                                  

  • CPTED Exam
  • In Class Preparation
  • Class Presentations (practical exercise 3)
  • Lunch on your own
  • Class Presentations

All participants must work in a group to complete and present a graded CPTED Field Assessment.  The groups will need to take pictures of their site and incorporate those pictures into a PowerPoint presentation.  It is suggested that the participants bring a digital camera or camera phone along with any cables required to download the files to a laptop computer.  Each group needs to have a laptop computer to create their PowerPoint presentation; if you have a laptop you can bring for your group to use it is recommended.


Art Hushen is the President of the NICP, Inc. Art was assigned to the Tampa Police Department’s Special Operations Bureau / CPTED Section where he retired from in 2006. He was instrumental in the creation of the Department’s CPTED Unit and Tampa’s first CPTED Ordinance for the Westshore Business District, which is the largest Business District in Florida.  He implemented the CPTED review process for the Tampa Parks Department Greenways and Trails Master Plan, which include over 80 miles of trails. He worked with the Tampa Housing Authority on their Hope VI program and was part of the task force implementing the design guidelines. He recently completed the CPTED review process for the West Tampa Overlay District and the Tampa Lighting Initiative. Art also completed the City of Tampa’s Downtown Security Guideline requirements under the Mayor of Tampa’s Downtown Initiative

Art received his Crime Prevention Practitioner Certification and CPTED Designation through the Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute where he assisted in the creation of the Advanced CPTED program and the State standards for the CPTED Designation.   He is an instructor for the Florida Attorney General’s Office and D-Prep specializing in Basic and Advanced CPTED and CPTED in Schools. Art is recognized as a Crime Prevention Specialist through the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners and is a graduate of the National Crime Prevention Institute, Fox Valley College, and the American Crime Prevention Institute in both Basic and Advanced CPTED.   Art holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from the University of South Florida.

Art is the past Chairman of the Florida Design Out Crime Association (FLDOCA), Board Member of the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP), Past Board Member of the International CPTED Association (ICA) and is a member of ASIS International and serves on the ASIS Physical Security Council.  Art has conducted seminars and training through the United States and has been a guest speaker / trainer in Canada, South America, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Europe.

Hotels Located Near Hubbell

Hilton Garden Inn – 1.0 miles  108 Carolina Point Parkway, Greenville, SC 29607 (864) 284-0111 Drury Inn & Suites – 1.2 miles  10 Carolina Point Parkway, Greenville, SC 29607 (864) 288-4401 Homewood Suites by Hilton – 1.0 miles 102 Carolina Point Parkway, Greenville, SC 29607 (864) 297-9140Residence Inn Greenville - 1.2 miles 80 Carolina Point Parkway, Greenville, SC 29607 (864) 297-5000 

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