Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is defined as a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behaviour through environmental design. CPTED strategies rely upon the ability to influence offender decisions that precede criminal acts by affecting the built, social and administrative environment. It is pronounced sep-ted and is known by various labels or names around the world, such as Designing Out Crime and other acronyms.
Recent forum updates
ICA Director Herb Sutton in the Community - North Battleford, Sask
CPTED and Safegrowth principles require immense effort, commitment and engagement. To truly make a difference in our communities we must commit to the "long game" and change the environment and culture of space that s problematic. A big shout out to Herb and his team's efforts in North Battleford, Saskatchewan! Read the Maclean's article here!
2017 ICA Conference
My street, my neighbourhood, my city - CPTED in action
The 2017 conference was an impressive demonstration of the reach and diversity of the ICA "family". With more than 17 countries present the information and networking was elevated to new heights. Plan now to attend the 2019 Conference!
A New ICA White Paper - CPTED and Homelessness
CPTED and Homelessness is a product of the 2015 International CPTED Association conference. Authored by Gregory Saville and Randall Atlas, this paper offers guidelines to CPTED practitioners regarding homelessness.
For other ICA White Papers, click here
CPTED Manual For Police Implemented by 11 EU Organizations
A project co-funded by the European Union Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union has developed and implemented this manual for police throughout Europe and internationally. You can download this manual in 5 languages here or the English version here.
2017 ICA Board Update
On behalf of the International CPTED Association I am proud and pleased to let you know that at our last AGM in Calgary this past August we elected some new faces to the Board of Directors and have said farewell to a couple of long time Directors.
We welcome to the Board Herb Sutton (Canada), Tarah Hodgkinson (Canada), Carlos Gutierrez Vera (Honduras), Mateja Mihinjac (Slovenia) and Fleur Knight (New Zealand). These Directors bring a wealth of information and perspectives that truly expand the ICA’s ability to assist local communities with their CPTED strategies, training and education.
We are also thankful to Tinus Kruger, Macarena Rau, Dr Randy Atlas, Josh Brown, Laurie Gabites, Bo Gronlund, Elisabeth Miller, Dr Tim Pascoe, Sue Ramsay, Ray Van Dusen and Paul Van Soomeren who have remained on the International Board of Directors. They bring the history and foundation the ICA needs to move forward.
We offer an immense and heartfelt thank you to outgoing Directors Steve Woolrich, John Lusher and Rick Draper and our outgoing Chair Tony Lake. Without your commitment, we could not have achieved what we have. We are forever in your debt and I know that our communities around the world would thank you if they could!
We are also pleased to let you know who your Executive team is for this term. We welcome Macarena Rau as our International President, Tinus Kruger to the role of Vice President, Mateja Mihinjac as our Secretary and Past Chair Tony Lake to the Treasurer’s role. Thank you all for taking on these duties and we look forward to the coming years with you at the helm.
The next few months will be a busy time for the ICA Board as we work through our new strategic plan and look to the future of our certification programs and global reach. As always, contact the office if you have questions, suggestions or information that may be valuable to share with our membership.