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"The proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear of crime and incidence of crime, and to an improvement in quality of life."
CPTED strategies are ideal for Law Enforcement Officers, City Planners, City Managers, City Council Members, 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. CPTED Training is available through the NICP. We offer classes in Basic CPTED, Advanced CPTED, CPTED in Schools, and CPTED in Hospitals.
Our mission is to provide you with the best and most current training possible. With a hands on approach we will help you gain the knowledge and confidence you need in order for you to implement CPTED in your city, neighborhood, park, downtown, school, or building.

The NICP, Inc. holds several Basic and Advanced CPTED Training courses during the year in many locations throughout the United States.To view our upcoming CPTED training conferences, please visit the Conferences page. For further information contact the NICP, Inc at cptedtraining@aol.com or 864-608-4894.

An example of what is offered in our classes is listed below.

Basic CPTED Training Course (24 hour)

  • Introduction to CPTED
  • CPTED Strategies and Concepts
  • Human Behavior and CPTED
  • Barriers – Real vs. Symbolic/Fencing, Landscaping, & Interior Walls
  • Lighting For Safety
  • Planning, Zoning, and CPTED
  • Writing a CPTED Ordinance/Overlay Districts
  • Neighborhood Review – Applying CPTED Strategies (practical exercise)
  • CPTED Report Writing
  • Understanding Site Plans
  • Group Site Plan Reviews (practical exercise)

Basic CPTED Training Course (40 hour)

CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) Qualifying Course

  • Introduction to CPTED
  • CPTED Strategies and Concepts
  • Human Behavior and CPTED
  • Barriers – Real vs. Symbolic/Fencing, Landscaping, & Interior Walls
  • Lighting For Safety
  • Planning, Zoning, and CPTED
  • Writing a CPTED Ordinance/Overlay Districts
  • Neighborhood Review – Applying CPTED Strategies (practical exercise)
  • CPTED Report Writing
  • Understanding Site Plans
  • Group Site Plan Reviews (practical exercise)
  • Traffic Calming and CPTED
  • CPTED Around the Globe
  • CPTED Field Assessments (field exercise)
  • CPTED Field Assessment Group Presentations (practical exercise)
  • Graded Exam

Advanced CPTED Training Course (24 hours)

CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) Qualifying Course

  • The Effect of Color on Human Behavior
  • Schools & CPTED (practical exercise)
  • Introduction to New Urbanism
  • Public Art and CPTED
  • Terrorism and CPTED
  • Public Transportation & CPTED (practical excercise)
  • Parks and CPTED
  • Parks Site Plan Review (practical exercise)
  • Comfort Station Design & CPTED
  • Graded Exam

CPTED Review, Exam & Assessment Course (24 hours)

CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) Qualifying Course

  • Eight hour review of Basic & Advanced CPTED Topics
  • Graded Exam for Basic & Advanced CPTED
  • CPTED Field Assessment (field exercise)
  • CPTED Field Assessment Group Presentations (practical exercise)


Specialized Topics for On Site Training 

CPTED in Schools (24 or 40 hour course)

  • Introduction to CPTED
  • CPTED Strategies
  • Lighting For Safety
  • Barriers: Real vs. Symbolic Landscaping, Fencing, & Interior Walls
  • CPTED in Schools
  • Schools as Centers of Community
  • CPTED, Schools, and Terrorism (practical exercise)
  • Trends & Technology
  • School Offender program
  • School Safety and Security Audit (practical exercise)
  • Safe School Design Guidelines
  • Understanding Site Plans
  • Group Site Plan Reviews (practical exercise)
  • Traffic Calming and CPTED
  • CPTED Report Writing
  • CPTED Around the Globe
  • CPTED School Assessments (field exercise)
  • CPTED School Assessment Team Presentations (practical exercise)


New On Site Training Course

CPTED For Healthcare Facilities

A one day (8 Hour) course designed to assist you in evaluating your facility and the surrounding properties utilizing Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) strategies. Those attending will focus on the CPTED premise that the proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime. Attendees will review the relationship between the built environment and the use of space and how it affects human / criminal behavior. This class is recommended for hospital safety personnel, architects, facility management, emergency management, law enforcement and security personnel.

Topics include:

  • CPTED Concepts and Application
  • Barriers; Real vs. Symbolic (landscaping & fencing)
  • Using Public Art & Color as a Crime Prevention Strategy
  • Lighting for Safety & Human Activity
  • Conducting a Hospital Risk Assessment Utilizing CPTED Strategies



Benefits of Attending

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 using CPTED strategies. They will learn the advantages of having a CPTED ordinance and how to construct and present one to lawmakers.

Who Should Attend

  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Crime Prevention Personnel
  • School Resource Officers
  • Community Service Officers
  • Security Consultants
  • City Planners
  • Urban Planners
  • Park Planners
  • Architects
  • Landscape Architects
  • Engineers
  • City Administrators
  • Educators
  • Neighborhood Redevelopment
  • Economic Redevelopment
  • Homeland Security
  • Code Enforcement
  • Traffic Engineers
  • Public Art Personnel
  • Lighting & Utility Personnel
  • Crime Free Personnel



Art Hushen is the President of NICP, Inc.

Art Hushen is the President/Owner of the National Institute of Crime Prevention (NICP, Inc.), a global training and consulting company specializing in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. (CPTED)  The NICP maintains the nationally recognized CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) Program.

Prior to the creation of  NICP, Inc., Art was assigned to the Tampa Police Department’s Special Operations Bureau / CPTED Section where 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. He worked with the Tampa Housing Authority on their Hope VI program and was part of the task force implementing design guidelines. He completed the CPTED review process for the West Tampa Overlay District, East 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. He implemented CPTED strategies into security and design reviews of commercial buildings, schools, multi family housing, and residential communities. Art implemented similar strategies in zoning ordinances, land use development, public transportation, and roadway design through traffic calming. He has conducted numerous CPTED site reviews and security surveys for the City ofTampa as well as for the National Institute of Crime Prevention.

As President of NICP, Inc. he continues a similar process of implementing CPTED concepts and strategies at a national level through training programs and consulting with various government, private sector, and nonprofit groups. Through the implementation of the CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) Program the NICP has set a standard for professional recognition for those earning the CPD.

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, the State standards for the CPTED Designation, Critical Infrastructure and CPTED, Making Schools Safe by Design program, CPTED for Hospitals, and Lighting for Safety   He is the lead CPTED instructor for the Florida Attorney General’s Office specializing in Basic & Advanced CPTED, and Advanced CPTED Topics. Art is also an instructor for the American Crime Prevention Institute and D-PREP, LLC specializing in 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.

Joelle Hushen is the Executive Director of the NICP, Inc.

Joelle Hushen, as the Executive Director of the NICP, Inc., is responsible for course curriculum, standards, and evaluation.  This includes the development and maintenance of the NICP’s CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) program, which has become the recognized standard for CPTED professionals.  As part of the CPD program Joelle designed the CPTED Review, Exam, & Assessment Course and is the lead instructor.

Joelle has a background in education and research with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida.  She has completed the Basic, Advanced, and Specialized CPTED topics, and holds the NICP, Inc.’s CPTED Professional Designation.  Joelle is a member of the University of South Florida Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors,  Florida Design Out Crime Association (FLDOCA), and International Society of Crime Prevention Practioners (ISCPP).


Tom Hushen

Tom Hushen currently serves as the Administrator for the Regional Advisory Council on Trauma. He is in charge of administering federal grants to all hospitals from Brownsville to Laredo, Texas.He also works with the Hospitals, Emergency Medical Services, State and Federal agencies on evacuation protocols. He served as the Emergency Management Coordinator and County Fire Marshall for Cameron County, Texas, reporting to the county's highest elected official.Tom has worked to improve the security of county buildings and develop a countywide, public safety communications system. He has led efforts to include small cities and rural communities in regional emergency plans, and has overseen the formation of hazardous response teams at each end of the county.

During his fifteen-year career with the City of Harlingen, Texas Police Department, Tom was responsible for a number of programs and initiatives, including work as a Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) officer and development of security plans for the local school district. He served as an instructor at the Lower Rio Grande Valley Regional Police Academy, teaching cadets Community Oriented Police strategies.

A long-time advocate of community policing, Tom served as the director of the Citizens Police Academy and was the supervisor of the Community Oriented Police Division. He used CPTED strategies in the revitalization of the Downtown "Placita" District, advised city council on the construction of city ordinances including the city's traffic flow regulation, and initiated a revitalization of the neighborhood watch program.

Tom retired from the Harlingen Police Department as a Lieutenant, having attained recognition as a Master Peace Officer. He continues to serve as an instructor for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) and served as a City Commissioner for the City of Harlingen.


Kory Sneed

Kory Sneed is a Crime Prevention Officer for the Scottsdale, AZ Police Department.  He has served as a police officer for 18 years with 8 years at his current position.  His early assignments include Gang Liaison Officer, Bike Unit Officer, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) officer and School Resource Officer (SRO) where he received his Detective status.   He has also served as a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Instructor and was a member of the Peer Support – Critical Incident Stress Management Team.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Studies from Arizona State University.        

As the Crime Prevention Officer, Officer Sneed is responsible for reviewing crime statistics and developing strategies to reduce or eliminate crime.  As part of his duties, he has conducted threat and security assessments utilizing CPTED strategies for hospitals, schools, parks, hotels and resorts, multi-family housing and residential and commercial properties.  He has worked closely with city departments such as Code Enforcement, Design and Review, and Parks and Recreation to implement CPTED standards.  In 2005, Officer Sneed was awarded the Co-Citizen of the Year from the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors (SAAR) for implementing and coordinating a voluntary program called “Lockbox for Seniors”.      

Officer Sneed is the Vice President of the Arizona Crime Prevention Association. He received his International Crime Prevention Specialist Designation from the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP) and also serves as an instructor for the ISCPP.  In 2012, he received the National Crime Prevention Association’s Level 2 National Crime Prevention Specialist Certification and serves as an instructor for the NCPC on CPTED and Crime Prevention.  He received his CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) from the National Institute of Crime Prevention where he also instructs Basic CPTED Training. He is an Associate with the American Crime Prevention Institute out of Louisville, Kentucky.  Officer Sneed instructs police cadets for the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy on Community Policing, CPTED and Crime Prevention.  As part of his current assignment, he is a guest speaker at a variety of community meetings. He publishes crime prevention articles for the ISCPP, the police department’s community newsletters and various HOA magazines. 


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