Webinar Series: Enhance Hospital Security Through CPTED Principles

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An effective way for facilities to increase physical security without changing their overall aesthetic is by leveraging their current architectural elements to create secure environments. These strategies are called Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles.

In a multi-part webinar series Art Hushen, President of the National Institute of Crime Prevention (NICP, Inc.), will guide members through the fundamentals of CPTED and using your current environment more efficiently for overall security.

CPTED Training #1 - Fundamentals of CPTED

July 27, 2022 12:00 – 1:00pm


Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, or what is more commonly referred to as CPTED, is a tool for identifying, preventing and deterring criminal activity and anti-social behavior. CPTED is a process, a way of thinking about human behavior and implementing strategies to bring positive activity to a site. Those strategies include Natural Surveillance, Territorial Reinforcement, Natural Access Control, and Maintenance.


  • Participants will identify and implement CPTED strategies as part of a site assessment.
  • Participants will recognize the concept of spatial definition as it relates to the built environment.

CPTED Training #2 - Lighting

August 3, 2022 12:00 – 1:00pm


Lighting is a critical component under the CPTED model. Understanding the amount of light needed, fixture design, quality of light, and industry standards is a priority when dealing with safety and security.


  • Participants will identify and recommend light fixtures for sites.
  • Participants will identify and recommend lighting types as it relates to human activity and security.

CPTED Training #3 - Barriers

August 10, 2022 12:00 – 1:00pm


Barriers and perimeter protection are a strategy applied under the CPTED model. With Natural Surveillance being a priority, you must identify and recommend perimeter protection that is both secure and inviting. Interior design will also include walls and transparency in designing a secure interior environment.


  • Participants will identify and recommend perimeter protection as it relates to CPTED.
  • Participants will identify and recommend interior design strategies (walls, windows, and doors) that include Natural Surveillance and security.

CPTED Training #4 - Three D’s of Security

August 17, 2022 12:00 – 1:00pm


Deter, Delay, and Detect are strategies, along with CPTED recommendations, that are used as part of a security assessment of a site. This section will assist staff in layering these strategies into the site as a way to deter offenders. A CPTED component used as part of this is Social Management.


  • Participants will identify and recommend Three D strategies as part of their security assessments.
  • Participants will incorporate CPTED strategies, including Social Management, as part of those recommendations.

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Webinar Speakers

Art Hushen

President, NICP, INC.

Art Hushen is a thirty-year law enforcement officer having retired from the Tampa Police Department's Special Operations Divi...

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