CPTED Security Surveys

Police Chief

Paul Noel
(865) 215-7000

800 Howard Baker Jr. Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37915

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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) theories contend that law enforcement officers, architects, city planners, landscape and interior designers, and resident volunteers can create a climate of safety in a community right from the start. The theory is based on four principles: natural access control, natural surveillance, territoriality, and maintenance.*

The goal of CPTED is to prevent crime by designing a physical environment that positively influences human behavior.

CPTED security surveys are a free service the Knoxville Police Department provides for residential and commercial properties.

At your request, a certified crime prevention practitioner will conduct an assessment and complete a formal written security survey.

For more information please contact our Community Partnership Officers at 865-215-1520.

Learn more about CPTED at https://cpted.net/Primer-in-CPTED

*CPTED theory info from https://www.ncpc.org