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Wednesday, June 12

Crime Prevention Through Enviromental Design


Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a crime prevention philosophy that attempts to apply physical design, citizen participation, and law enforcement strategies in a comprehensive way to protect neighborhoods and facilities.

The Crime Prevention Officer for La Quinta Police can provide a CPTED inspection of your home or business. The inspection can help you protect your home or business by reducing the opportunities for crime to occur.

The inspection is an evaluation of the interior and exterior of your residence or business. This is a free service provided by the La Quinta Police Department.

The inspection of your property will include all the advantages that are already incorporated as good CPTED strategies, all of the precautions for the facility, and recommendations to employ future CPTED strategies to help reduce the opportunity for crime to occur.

The inspection will consist of:

  • Lighting
  • Landscaping
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Communication Systems
  • Indoor and Outdoor Facilities and Activities
  • Access and Control
  • Security Systems
  • Walls and Fences
  • Signs
  • Safe Path and Common Areas
  • Boundaries
  • Public Spaces¬†