Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Professional Designation (CPD)
Officer Rick Gramer
Rick Gramer is currently assigned to Irvine Police Department’s Threat Management Unit as the Threat Mitigation Officer. Officer Gramer is certified by the Department of Homeland Security as a Physical Security Professional and is certified by the National Institute of Crime Prevention (NICP) with a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) professional designation. His responsibilities include conducting physical security assessments and providing violent intruder response training courses to local businesses, educational institutions, and houses of worship.
Prior to his current assignment, Officer Gramer spent 6 years as a School Resource Officer focused on the safety needs of 10 middle schools within the Irvine Unified School District and the Tustin Unified School District. During that time, he developed an educational program designed to support the positive youth development of thousands of middle school students. The program is called SEAMS (Student Empowerment at Middle School) and remains a thriving program within the community.
Officer Gramer was previously assigned as the Assistant Team Leader of the Irvine Police SWAT Crisis Negotiation Team. His responsibilities included leading the negotiation team to resolve high risk, crisis incidents.
Officer Gramer acts as the IPD liaison with the Special Olympics of Southern California (SOSC). His leadership in coordinating and implementing fundraising events has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars to help support SOSC.
In addition to his law enforcement career, Officer Gramer also held the position of Adjunct Professor at Hope International University in the Criminal Justice Department.