Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED, pronounced sep-ted) is a theory used by law enforcement, city planners, and designers to create safe neighborhoods and communities. There are four main principles of CPTED: natural access control, natural surveillance, territoriality, and maintenance. Using these principles while designing buildings, homes, and neighborhoods, it can create an environment that influences human behavior and discourages crime.  

For more information on CPTED, visit the National Crime Prevention Council website at

The Green Bay Police Department offers CPTED surveys to businesses. Contact Officer Darryl Robinson, Officer Solomon Ayres, or Crime Prevention Coordinator Melanie Skalmoski at (920) 448-3208.

  1. Melanie Skalmoski

    Crime Prevention