Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Dr. Chamard attends advanced crime prevention through environmental design training course

Dr. Sharon Chamard, Justice faculty, joined representatives from the Anchorage Police Department (APD), the Municipal Planning Department, the Alaska Railroad, the Municipal Ombudsman's office, and retail sector security, at the "Advanced Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)" workshop hosted September 11-14 in Anchorage by the Alaska Peace Officers Association (APOA). 

This workshop was developed by the National Crime Prevention Council to highlight how CPTED can be used to reduce crime in given areas through design and use of buildings, public spaces, landscaping, barriers, and lighting.

The Anchorage program focused primarily on parks, and workshop attendees did field exercises at Town Square Park and Kincaid Park. Field exercises were also held at the bus transportation center at the Dimond Center Mall.