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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

In an effort to comprehensively address the physical safety and security attributes of a building from a physical design perspective, a thorough CPTED assessment is undertaken.

" The proper design and effective use of the built environment, leading to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime and disorder. This in turn leads to an improvement in the overall quality of life of a building, space, or area. " 

The core principles of CPTED are natrual surveillance, access control, territoriality, activity managament, target hardening and behaviour engineering.

Special Constable Service employs crime prevention into the actual design of campus spaces and buildings. We have several CPTED certified members.

Each year, we solicit campus volunteers to assist us to assess the campus to ensure that the proper security and safety of the campus environment is maintained. This includes an assessment of lighting and vegetation on campus, to factor-out potential criminal activity. We work with many campus departments including Facility Services in the on-going safety and security of our campus, to ensure that it is safe for our community members, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

When new buildings are designed, or existing ones renovated, Special Constable Service routinely is asked to assist in the planning process and make recommendations that affect the safety and security of the end user.

For more information contact Staff Sergeant Michelle Farrah-Nohra fara@uwindsor.ca