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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters

400 South Martin Luther King Blvd

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Las Vegas, NV 89106

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2 Day (16 Hour) Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Specialized Topics Course: Houses of Worship
Meets Requirements for CPD Renewal
NICP CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) Renewal
November 19 - 20, 2020
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Headquarters
400 South Martin Luther King Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89106

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.

CPTED Specialized Topics Course Description

2-Day Advanced Specialized Topic CPTED for Houses of Worship:

Houses of Worship (HoWs) are increasingly coming under attack with their members becoming the victims of both non-violent and violent crimes. Frequent news stories highlight the dangers that our religious facilities are facing on a daily basis.

During this course we will apply the principles of CPTED to different types of Houses of Worship (HoWs) to attempt to reduce and mitigate these threats. By examining different types of churches, mosques, temples, synagogues and other buildings, we will determine CPTED strategies and design recommendations that may be applicable to these facilities.

Dangers and Threats Faced by HoWs Today

  • A Historical Overview of Crime in HoWs

Lessons Learned from Previous Incidents

  • Overview of Recent Events in the News, Case Studies and Evaluating Environmental Design Factors in Previous Incidents

Terrorism and Active Shooter vs. Non-Violent Threats

  • Resolving Design Conflicts and Striking the Right Balance

Conducting a HoW CPTED Review

  • Applying CPTED Strategies to Blueprints

Evaluating Design for Different Types of Facilities

  • Urban, Suburban, Rural, Megachurch, Mosque, Synagogue, Temple

Social Management for HoWs

  • Establishing Security Teams and Layering Security Strategies for Effective Crime Prevention

Conducting a HoW CPTED Survey

  • Assessment Tools, Definitions, the Matrix and a Virtual CPTED Survey

Multiple Charrettes and Group Exercises

  • Each day will include a group exercise such as a HoW blueprint task


Jay Toth is a 35-year veteran of law enforcement, retiring as a Lieutenant with the Volusia County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office. Jay supervised the crime prevention and school resource deputy program and was part of the school security assessment team providing security surveys, reviews, law enforcement services and training to the school district. He regularly provided community education programs to neighborhood watch groups, home-owners associations, students, parents, citizen groups, clubs and associations on topics such as cyber-crime, internet safety, neighborhood watch, frauds, scams, school security, and crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED). He completed numerous security and CPTED surveys, inspections and reviews for commercial, residential and educational facilities during his career.

Jay is a member of the Florida Design Out Crime Association and the Florida Crime Prevention Association. He holds his Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner, Florida School Resource Officer Practitioner, and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Practitioner designations through the Office of the Attorney General of Florida’s Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute.

He has been instructing law enforcement topics on a state-wide basis for over 20 years, including crime prevention and school resource officer topics for the Office of the Attorney General of Florida. Jay currently instructs topics on the state, national and international level such as Basic CPTED, Advanced CPTED, CPTED for Schools and CPTED for Houses of Worship for the Florida Office of the Attorney General and the National Institute of Crime Prevention.

Hotels Located Near Las Vegas Metro Police Department:

  • Golden Nugget 129 Fremont Street (702) 385-7111 1.2 miles
  • The D Casino 301 Fremont Street (702) 388-2400 1.4 miles
  • Four Queens 202 Fremont Street (702) 385-4011 1.5 miles
  • Palace Station 2411 W. Sahara Avenue (702) 367-2411 2.1 miles

There are many additional hotels in the area; this is a short list supplied by LVMPD.

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