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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

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.


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.

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Contact Information:

Volunteer Coordinator
445 S. Allison Pkwy.
Lakewood, CO 80226
Direct: (303) 987-7105 | Email:

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