Free RIBA Approved CPD for architects, planners & developers

The Police Crime Prevention Academy are running free RIBA Approved CPD sessions on Secured by Design in April, May and June.

The sessions, delivered via Microsoft Teams, will run between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

These sessions will take place on:

  • Friday 26th April
  • Friday 31st May
  • Friday 28th June

To book a place on any of these sessions, please contact: info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)

This CPD will explore the Police Secured by Design initiative, which operates across a wide range of building sectors including residential, education, health, transport, commercial, retail, sport and leisure, as well as promotes security standards for a wide range of applications and products. These principles have been proven to reduce crime risk by up to 87%, by combining standards of physical security and principles of crime prevention through environmental design.

Topics covered include how the scheme is implemented and successes in previous development projects, terminology and how to find secured products that have achieved police preferred specification.

By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

  • Secured by Design as a proven police scheme which reduces crime and creates safer communities
  • Relevant legislation, policy & guidance
  • Secured by Design as more current than ADQ and other documents referencing security and safer communities
  • An overview of property crime trends
  • An evaluation of why crime occurs
  • How the Secured by Design scheme is implemented
  • How an open, welcoming and safe environment can be achieved by incorporating crime prevention design into the layout and landscaping of the immediate surroundings in subtle ways that will be barely noticeable to residents
  • Successes in previous development projects & how developments that meet the Secured by Design award are more sustainable
  • How SBD keeps parallel with current crime trends and methods