The goal of Crime prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) is to reduce opportunities for crime that may be inherent in the design of structures or in the design of neighborhoods. This goal is accomplished through the involvement of CPTED trained law enforcement officers in the planning, development and design review of community projects.
The Miami Gardens Police Department’s Community Enrichment Team provides training in the area of CPTED. Participants learn how the design and use of the environment can control human / criminal behavior and reduce the fear of crime.
CPTED uses various tools to evaluate environmental conditions and utilize intervention methods to control human / criminal behavior and reduce the fear of crime.
CPTED impacts each citizen by increasing safety, promoting secure environments and improving the appearance of neighborhoods and public amenities.