What is CPTED?
“Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design” (CPTED) is a strategy used by architects, city planners, law enforcement and others, using the physical environment to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, including graffiti. Territory Use of fences, signs, landscaping and good maintenance to convey ownership of the property. Natural Surveillance
Purposeful placement of physical features and activities that allow people to maximize their ability to see what is happening around them. Activity Support
Positive and legitimate activities are encouraged in public spaces, thereby discouraging criminal activity. Access Control
Proper placement of entrances, exits, fencing, landscaping and lighting to discourage criminal activity. Security Surveys
The Lakewood Police Department offers security (CPTED) surveys to residents and businesses. To schedule a security survey of your property, please contact our volunteer coordinator.
Come have a great dinner conversation with your City Council members and the Police Department at Cops, Council and Community. The meetings allow residents to catch up on the latest news about the city and to learn about important topics from the Police Department. The meetings are in the evening, and dinner is provided, so family and friends are invited to attend. Visit this page to get the latest date and time for the meeting involving the part of the city where you live. Cops, Council, and Community (CCC) is a program intended to provide open and honest communication with your city officials and staff. We hope to provide timely, pertinent information about public safety and other issues in your neighborhood as well as hear your comments and concerns.
The topics at this meeting include: