CRIME PREVENTION TRAINING OPPORTUNITY - 25th FEB 2010» 06/01/2010, Posted by Site Admin
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design is an approach to crime prevention based around looking at the environments we live, work and play in to see how the layout and design either supports or stops crime happening. rnrnProfessional Development OpportunityrnrnThe Rotorua District Council is looking to offer to local people the opportunity to learn from one of Australasia?s experts in crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) ? Tony Lake.rnrnTony is Australia-based ? and works at the International Security Management & Crime Prevention Institute in Brisbane. The good thing about Tony is that he?s not just a theorist ? he uses the principles of CPTED in practice and his presentation style is engaging and entertaining. RDC last hosted Tony in 2008, where a number of local businesses attended his courses.
Participants at the courses felt their time was well spent. Rotorua attendees at the 2008 course commented:rnrn?Very informative ? learnt heaps and will implement procedures to correct obvious access points to criminal minds to secure my property. Move up to date with new design preventative measures?.
?The course provided great resources and tools and above all awareness to create a safer environment?
?This course was create for me a better understanding of crime prevention?
?Really enjoyed the course. One of the best I?ve attended. Thank you? What will people learn about? Attendees will learn about access control, how to encourage ?natural surveillance?, the use of space, and the reactions of users in that space, reinforcing territorial boundaries and other important principles. Right now, that might sound like a lot of jargon ? but essentially people will leave the course knowing much more about how criminals think and how the environment can reduce the risk of crime. The good thing is that often, many of the solutions have a low cost. You will be provided with training and reference materials to take away. Why are we doing this? In recent years, Rotorua has seen a significant reduction in crime. We want to support our community in building on these gains, and facilitating opportunities for professional development locally is one way we can support crime prevention and a \"safe and caring community\" - our number one community outcome.
Take advantage of this opportunity...The cost of this course is only $20 per person (inc GST), thanks to funding from the Ministry of Justice. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be covered with your registration fee. Normally, to attend one of Tony Lake's courses you would pay hundreds of dollars - take advantage of the opportunity and register ASAP - there are only 24 spots available! To register, contact Juanita Conder @ 348 4199 ext 8149.