3 Day US CPTED Association Second Annual Conference 2024

February 7 – 9, 2024
University of South Florida Marshall Student Center
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
MSC 2nd Floor Ballroom A and B
Tampa, FL 33620

NICP CPD Holders can renew the CPD certification by attending the conference.

NICP CPTED Professional Designation Renewal Credit

Hotel Information:

We were unable to negotiate a discount with USF campus Embassy Suites for the 2024 US CPTED conference. We will include the Embassy Suites on the hotel list, but the rate for the week of the conference is $298 a night.

We reached an agreement for discounted rates with the Holiday Inn and the Home2Suites right across the street from the main entrance to USF. Direct revervation links are provided below. The Holiday Inn rate is $189 and the Home2Suites rate is $195. Neither hotel offers a shuttle to the Marshall Center.

Hilton Home2Suites Reservation Link

Holiday Inn Reservation Link

Embassy Suites at USF Website

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Information From Previous Conference

US CPTED Association Summit 2023

Information from the Inaugural Conference in 2023

The inaugural US CPTED Association Summit was held February 7 – 9, 2023 at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.  Attendees experienced three days of intense training, discussion and fellowship. Information on speakers and sessions is listed below, for your reference.

  • February 7-9, 2023
  • University of South Florida – Tampa, FL
8:00 AM –8:30 AM –  Registration / Morning Snacks
8:30 AM –9:00 AM – Welcome – Special Guests – Introduction of US CPTED Association Directors, Introduction of Sponsors / Vendors
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM “ISO 22341 - The New CPTED Standard and How to Implement”

Mark Schreiber, CPP, CPD Safeguard Consulting

In 2021, a revolutionary new ISO standard was released that was the first to address the practice of CPTED. To address the international demand for this standard, groups of CPTED professionals across the globe convened to provide input and modifications to this document to advance it to the useful document that it is today. In this session, one of the lead contributors to this standard, Mark Schreiber, CPD, will give the history of this standard and its process, and the role that his team representing ASIS International performed. In addition to reviewing the challenges of an international CPTED standard, Mr. Schreiber will also review the document itself, explaining the purpose of each section of the document and how it can be practically implemented for any organization.

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM “Use Permit Stipulations for Safer Shelters and Transitional Housing”

Brian Kornegay, CPD, ISCPS
Phoenix, AZ Police Department

Much of the country is experiencing challenges with the unsheltered, but how do we provide short-term shelter and long-term housing for those in need that is both safe and secure, and with the support of the existing businesses and residents in the area? Traditional emergency shelters are often full and many of the people in need of shelter refuse to use them due to safety and security concerns for themselves and their belongings. Although many understand the need for additional shelters, few want it in their “back yard.” We will look at several projects, including one specifically for 55 and older homeless persons (one of the most rapidly growing homeless demographics) where we tried to overcome these obstacles. Interviews were done with both the intended end users and existing residents and businesses. Through the “Use Permit” process, we were able to get “stipulations” to the use permits to ensure safe design and security elements were incorporated as well as annual reviews of the projects, and with the support of area residents

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM "How to use a charrette model to co-create CPTED strategies with residents and stakeholders? "

Linda N. Nubani, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Interior Design in the School of Planning, Design, and Construction at Michigan State University

This presentation summarizes the use of a charrette model in one neighborhood in Lansing, MI. Residents and stakeholders were engaged in co-creating CPTED strategies to combat crime in their neighborhood and restore quality of life. Our multi-disciplinary team utilized use participatory, community-based, applied research that couples CPTED and placemaking. First, the research team obtained 5-year crime data from the law enforcement agency and utilized different crime mapping, and forecasting methods (Risk Terrain Modeling, Getis-ord GI*, Kernel Density Estimation, and Space Syntax) to identify crime hotspots and coldspots. The team also assessed and geocoded participants’ fear of crime to see how they overlap with incidents of crime. Second, the researchers layered placemaking assets and crime predictors in GIS to understand the potential correlations and identify opportunities to address criminal activity through CPTED and placemaking. Third, the research team engaged residents and stakeholders in a multi-day design charrette to identify CPTED and placemaking strategies that fit the neighborhood context to reduce crime. They participated in shared learning about crime, CPTED, and placemaking principles before co-developing an action and implementation plan through proposed design solutions prepared during the charrette. This robust engagement strategy built the social capital of the neighborhoods to work alongside the government to achieve community transformation, supported ongoing community work and investments, and empowered community partners to implement the strategies they co-develop. The presentation will demonstrate before and after CPTED-related implementations and will share the impact of such implementations on crime levels.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM –  Lunch on your own
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM“Fixed is the New Fancy: CPTED & Maintenance Planning for Parks”

Jamie Rae Walker, PhD. Emily Gunderson, Jeongseup Lee, and Kelsey Coats

Texas A & M University

Parks provide great places for community activities and benefits. They are also prime targets for vandalism, illicit uses, and maintenance issues. Community survey data indicates park maintenance impacts use and safety perceptions. Join us as we explore the value of applying the CPTED framework in parks, examples of CPTED policies and procedures in park operation plans, and the impacts of CTPED on reclaiming and reinvigorating deteriorating parks.

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM “CPTED Issues in the Emerging Legalized Cannabis Market”

William Wann, CPD
Sacramento, CA Police Department (retired)

As cannabis has become legalized in various jurisdictions across the United States, the owners of cannabis business have had to adjust from an illegal and hidden business to a legal business. This transition has presented various challenges from a CPTED perspective.

The presenter will discuss several CPTED challenges related to his experience as a CPTED practitioner during the transitional period from illegal to legal in California.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM“Community Planning & CPTED Panel Session”

Panel Moderator: Jamie Rae Walker, PhD. – Texas A & M University

The practice of CPTED by those in professional roles supporting communities, cities, municipalities, and other groups of citizens. This includes City Planners, Non-Profit companies, Community Planning Professionals/Consultants, Law Enforcement, etc.

4:00 PM – Summit Announcements
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM After Hours USCA Social Event
Food & Drink Provided
8:30 AM –9:00 AM –  Announcemnets & Morning Snacks
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM “Applying CPTED to a Public Park, Durham, NC”

Lindsay Smart, AICP, CPD
City of Durham, NC

In 2017, the West End and Lyon Park neighborhoods of Durham, North Carolina made a call for action in the City’s Lyon Park. The neighborhoods wanted lighting, cameras, call boxes, more foot patrols, and better maintenance for Lyon Park. The interest and advocacy for improvements to the park-initiated discussions with parks staff which launched a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) assessment of the park and surrounding neighborhoods. The process began with discussions with engaged park users and neighborhood residents to listen to their concerns and the development of a CPTED assessment tool for public park space. During the next six to eight months, assessments for land use, crime data, geographic proximity, demographic data, historic investments, user surveys, and the four CPTED principles (Natural Surveillance, Natural Access Control, Territory Reinforcement, and Maintenance) were performed. The assessments resulted in a series of recommendations that were presented during community meetings. The recommendations were well received and while not every single recommendation was supported, the community was enthusiastic to move forward with improvements and one focal point or activity generator. The City Council funded a design-build project to further explore the interests of the community and have something built for phase 1, while also collecting input for residents’ longer-term visions for park spaces. The project is underway and scheduled to be delivered by August 2023.

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM “The Academic Side of CPTED – Integrating CPTED into the Curriculum and in Research: The USF Experience”

Dr. John K. Cochran, Professor & Chair
Department of Criminology, University of South Florida

Ray Jeffrey, an academic criminologist, is credited with birthing the idea of crime prevention through environmental design. In the passage of time CPTED has become an industry and academic criminology has so broadened the idea of environmental criminology that CPTED has been somewhat passed over. Most departments of criminology/criminal justice across North America have moved away from CPTED; at most a few programs give CPTED a week or two of overage in a broader course on crime prevention generally. This is unfortunate.  At the University of South Florida, we are re-discovering CPTED; we are creating an MA program in crime prevention that includes a stand-alone course in CPTED that will include CPTED credentialing.  We are also eager to re-new or research effort in applied research related to CPTED in the form of needs assessments, process evaluations, impact assessments, and/or cost-effectiveness studies.  This presentation is our story.

11:00 AM – 11:50 AM “FIRE–up Your CPTED Program”

Captain Stephany Perea

Albuquerque Fire Department

It’s time to get fired up about nuisance abatement because the City of Albuquerque has taken a unique approach to reducing crime by utilizing firefighters. In 2019, Albuquerque Fire Rescue (“AFR”) launched the ADAPT Program, which is a nuisance abatement division within the Fire Marshal’s Office. The ADAPT Program utilizes an objective point-based criteria system to determine which properties are entered into the program. Additionally, the ADAPT Program takes a holistic approach to reducing crime by coordinating the enforcement efforts of multiple departments. This allows ADAPT to not only implement CPTED standards on nuisance properties but also reduce the resource drain on other departments by addressing the issues affecting them that are caused by such properties. By utilizing this collaborative approach, AFR has been able to reduce the amount of criminal activity on the properties it has addressed by an average of 62%. This fresh outlook could be just what you’re looking for to reignite your CPTED program.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM –  Lunch on your own
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM “CPTED in Practice”

Chief Inspector Jamie Kurnick
Gainesville, FL Police Department

In the City of Gainesville, we worked on several renovation projects with our Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). This agency renovated a local park, an area of high pedestrian traffic, and new developments. When we worked in conjunction with the CRA, we implemented CPTED principals into three distinct projects. In our downtown park area, we have reduced calls for service by 80 percent after implementing CPTED principals into design and coordinated with the Parks and Recreation Division (PRCA) to bring programming to the area. The core principals of CPTED are not only based in design, but also in increasing the use of the space too. I want to share our success as an agency in implementing the dual strategies in areas to change behavior by all individuals who visit these locations.

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM “The holistic benefits of mechanical, physical and CPTED security components combined and how they complement one another”

Terry Conlon, CPD & Mohammad Kabir

Understanding the benefits of collaboration

Mechanical security, having reliable, robust and fit for purpose systems within your organization is key.

Physical security, having a well selected, professionally trained and measured physical security team is key.

CPTED security components, understanding the mechanism, its benefits and overall buy-in from stakeholders is key.

By having the holistic benefits of mechanical, physical and CPTED security components combined and how they complement one another we can begin to understand and address the myriad of external threats to our organization, its people, property and assets.

Both Terry Conlon and Muhammad Kabir will deep dive into the systematic layered approach to a collaborative defense and offence of threat and risk mitigation concerning these holistic layered security mechanisms both tangible and intangible.

When we immerse ourselves in a process of understanding then we reap the rewards of the layered threat and risk mitigation collaboration of physical, mechanical and CPTED enhanced security components.

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM “Design and Engineering Panel Session”

Focus on the practice of CPTED by those in professional roles supporting the design and construction of the built environment.  Common roles would be Architects, Engineers, Design Consultants, Real Estate Professionals, Solutions Manufacturers, etc.

Lead Panelist: Mark Schreiber, CPP, CPD
Safeguards Consulting 

4:30 PM – Summit Announcements
8:30 AM –9:00 AM –  Announcemnets & Morning Snacks
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM “Lighting in the University of Texas at Austin Campus Community”

Joell McNew, SafeHorns,

Founding member and Current President

SafeHorns is a nonprofit organization not affiliated with the University of Texas System, we started as a grassroots coalition to improve safety on and around campus after the brutal murder of Haruka Weiser.

10:00 AM – 10:50 AM “The Architectural Design Process and CPTED Professional – Understanding the Architectural Design Process and Why YOU Need to be Involved”

Benjamin Crum, AIA, CPD, PSP – Architectural Security Design Group / MCK Architecture

Architects seem to speak a different language and design projects can be a long, arduous endeavor. Learn the different phases of the architectural design process – from selecting your architect through project completion. Understand how and why security personnel MUST be involved in your design every step of the way. When CPTED and Security is treated as an afterthought, it becomes expensive to incorporate and ultimately concessions must be made – creating a disjointed and potentially unsafe building. Identify what decisions you need to make from project conception and create a strategy to achieve a cohesive design that finishes on budget.

11:00 AM – 12:00 AM “US CPTED Association – Vision, Direction, Role of the Association for 2023”

Art Hushen, Executive Director – US CPTED Association

Overview of USCA activity in 2022 and goals for 2023

Conference location for 2024

Questions from membership

Closing remarks

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