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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-608-4894.
“The proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime, and to an improvement in quality of life.”
Basic CPTED Training
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
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 exercise)
- Parks and CPTED
- Parks Site Plan Review (practical exercise)
- Comfort Station Design & CPTED
- Graded Exam
Specialized Topics Course
CPTED Professional Designation
(CPD) Renewal Course
- Intersections between CPTED, Placemaking, Community Development, Public Safety, and Quality of Life
- Tactical Placemaking: What it is and strategies and tools to implement it.
- Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper/ Guerrilla Urbanism (practical exercise)
- Creative Placemaking: Activating space at the grass roots level while empowering community members
- Putting It All Together: Creating or leveraging community partnerships and resources for placemaking – examples and “how to’s”
- Strategic Placemaking: What is it, where does it occur, and at what scale?
- Rate the Place: How to use a community tool to engage the community and collectively change the physical and social conditions of a place. (practical exercise)
- Large Scale Strategic Placemaking: Infill real estate development, economic development, roadways, activity space, etc, and law enforcement and other partnership participation.
- Strategic Placemaking (practical exercise)
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
- Landscape Architects
- Public Health Personnel
- City Administrators
- Neighborhood Redevelopment
- Economic Redevelopment
- Homeland Security
- Code Enforcement
- Traffic Engineers
- Public Art Personnel
- Lighting & Utility Personnel
- Crime Free Personnel
- Non Profit Organizations
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, and the Florida Design Out Crime Association (FLDOCA).
Tom Hushen currently serves as the Emergency Management Coordinator and is Chief of the County Fire Marshals division for Cameron County, Texas. He reports 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. He also oversees the communications for Cameron County.
Tom has served on two State boards appointed by the Governor’s office for the State of Texas. Tom also served as the Administrator for the Regional Advisory Council on Trauma. He was in charge of administering federal grants to all hospitals from Brownsville to Laredo, Texas. He also worked with the Hospitals, Emergency Medical Services, State and Federal agencies on evacuation protocols and radio communications.
During his twenty seven-year career in law enforcement Tom served as Chief of Police for Los Indios, Texas and worked 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.
Tom retired from the Harlingen Police Department as a Commander, having attained recognition as a Master Peace Officer. He continues to serve as an instructor for the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and served as a City Commissioner for the City of Harlingen.
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.
Jay Toth is a 35-year veteran of law enforcement and instructor of numerous workshops, seminars and classes. The last half of his career has been spent specializing in crime prevention and school resource officer programs. Prior to his recent retirement as a Lieutenant from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, Jay was assigned as a Sergeant in the Community Services Section. In addition to crime prevention, Jay supervised the 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.
Jay is currently an instructor for crime prevention and school resource officer programs on the state, national and international level.
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 Florida Office of the Attorney General’s Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute.
Bill Wann has been with the Sacramento Police Department for over 17 years and is currently assigned as the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Sergeant. His prior assignments include patrol, bicycle patrol and professional standards. Bill has also been a field training officer, a police academy instructor, a member of peer support, supervised a crime suppression team, and worked temporarily in crime analysis and sexual assault/child abuse.
As the CPTED Sergeant, Bill is responsible for implementing CPTED principles through site plan reviews of public and private development projects. In this role, Bill works closely with other City departments as well as advocacy groups.
Bill also coordinates and consults on CPTED assessments throughout the City. Additionally, Bill has created partnerships with other agencies to provide CPTED training to local public officials and private citizens. Bill concurrently supervises the Alcoholic Beverage Control Unit, the Tow Unit, and the military surplus program.
As an instructor, Bill has developed and implemented standards-based curriculum content in the topics of CPTED, the management of public demonstrations, custody, property crimes, handling disputes, and information systems. Bill has presented at police and dispatch academies, in-service training, and to neighborhood and corporate groups.
Bill earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Chapman University and a Master of Science degree in Emergency Services Administration from California State University, Long Beach. Bill is a graduate of the California POST Management Course and is also a graduate of Class 323 of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute. Bill holds a CPTED Professional Designation from the National Institute of Crime Prevention. Bill is an active member of the California Narcotic Officers’ Association where he currently serves as Region II Vice Chair.
Tom Wyatt is a native of Flint, Michigan, and has been working with nonprofit organizations in the areas of community development, neighborhood revitalization, and capacity building for over ten years. Currently, Tom is Project Manager for ‘Renew the Avenue: A Public Safety Project in the University Avenue Corridor”. In this role, Tom manages a $1M Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Grant for Kettering University; a $150K Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) grant from the Centers for Disease Control for projects in University Avenue Corridor; and other grants that are targeted towards placemaking and economic development. Additionally, Tom co-chairs the University Avenue Corridor Coalition, a group of over 100 organizations, businesses, institutions, and neighborhoods. The University Avenue Corridor is a 3 square mile area adjacent to downtown Flint that includes four neighborhoods, two hospitals, two universities, the Flint River, a number of parks and Flint’s only stadium.
Additional components of Tom’s work include urban planning, parks planning, placemaking, GIS mapping, vacant land adaptive re-use, resource development, and building capacity in residents and neighborhoods. Tom has earned the NICP CPTED Designation and has trained over 200 individuals in CPTED in 2016. He is certified by the National Charrette Institute in Charrette Management and Facilitation. He is also authorized to teach Placemaking As An Economic Development Tool, a curriculum created by the State of Michigan. Tom is a member of the American Planning Association and the Congress for New Urbanism.