Home/Business Security Survey

The goal of a Home or Business Security Survey is to evaluate and provide suggestions for a home or business owner to decrease their chances of becoming a victim of crime.

During a Home or Business Security Survey, a Police Department representative inspects a premises including lights, locks, and landscaping. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, C.P.T.E.D., recommendations are then provided for improving the safety and security of the premises. The time needed to complete a survey depends on the size of the individual home or business.

C.P.T.E.D. is the proper design and effective use of the built environment in order to lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime, and an improvement in the quality of life. C.P.T.E.D. can be achieved through five basic principles and concepts applied to specific sites and situations. These principles include Natural Surveillance, Access Control, Territoriality, Activity Support, and Maintenance.

You may contact any of your beat officers or sergeants to schedule a survey.