Crime Prevention

CPTED for the 21st Century: Understanding How the Physical, Social, and Economic Environment Influences Crime

Understanding how the built environment can impact crime is fundamental for place-based community safety efforts. Eliciting resident feedback on what changes can (and should) be made to the environment is equally important, as well as a sensitivity to a particular neighborhood’s culture, history, and connection to the broader community.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) recently has released the resource “Best Practices: Campus Climate Surveys.” This resource provides helpful tips for administrators and students on college campuses working to launch a campus climate survey, which aims to prevent sexual assault.

Taking a Trauma-Informed Approach While Improving Community Safety (Nov 2016)

The stress of living in a high-crime, high-violence environment has been shown to negatively impact physical and mental health in the short- and long-term. Children and families look over their shoulders in fear of being at the wrong place at the right time. Neighborhoods suffering from years of disinvestment have resulted in disconnected communities with poor institutional relationships.

Responding to Alzheimer's: Techniques for Law Enforcement and First Responders (Aug 2016)

The IACP Alzheimer's Initiatives training program, Responding to Alzheimer's Disease: Techniques for Law Enforcement and First Responders, is dedicated to providing public safety administrators, law enforcement officers, supervisors and executives, firefighters, EMS, EMT, and others from the first responder community with the most current Alzheimer's and dementia training available.

NCJA Webinar - Improving Community Policing with Intelligence Led Public Safety

With ever-changing technology in public safety, how does your agency manage its data and the data coming in from the community? Join Motorola Solutions Practitioners to discover how your agencies data combined with community engagement can improve the safety of your city by using Intelligence Public Safety Solutions. 


Register to join the Violence Reduction Network (VRN) webinar, “Insight Policing” on Thursday, October 27 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will provide law enforcement officials with an overview of the Insight Policing training program available from George Mason University (GMU). Additionally, a law enforcement practitioner will share lessons learned and his experiences with implementing Insight Policing strategies.