Tue, Jan 11 | NeighborWorks Great Falls

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Join us to learn more about CPTED, one of the best crime prevention strategies for renters, homeowners, & business owners.
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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Time & Location

Jan 11, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
NeighborWorks Great Falls, 509 1st Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59401, USA

About the Event

NeighborWorks Great Falls, in partnership with the Downtown Safety Alliance, present training on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) at NeighborWorks’ offices, 509 1st Ave South, Great Falls and virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, January 11th from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Light snacks will be served to those attending in person, courtesy of our sponsor, Facilities Improvement Corporation (FICO). 

Our speaker will be Gary Marrone, Jr. from Facility Improvement Corporation (FICO). Marrone manages FICO’s Security Department as a Security Strategy Consultant. He supervises multiple personnel, engineering teams, and contractors to ensure on-time delivery of large-scale security systems for assets and facilities, including businesses and school systems. He will also be discussing an overview of security measures people can implement at a business or home.

He is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant who was last assigned to the 341st Missile Wing, Security Forces Inspector General office, where he inspected and validated compliance for 5 units and safeguarded $4B in assets. Because of his role in the Air Force, he has extensive experience in crime prevention and deterrence that translates easily into talking about CPTED for residents and local businesses.

CPTED is a well-established law enforcement/ community development tool for reducing crime and fear of crime in neighborhoods. It uses architecture, urban planning, landscaping, lighting, and other ways to physically deter crime. It also urges residents and business owners to build a sense of community in the neighborhood, because neighbors know what happens there and can recognize when crime might be occurring. CPTED also encourages solving local problems through strategies such as Neighborhood and Business Watch, programs that are now handled through the City’s Police Department and the Neighborhood Councils. CPTED is one of the best crime prevention strategies, because so much of it is common sense.

Join us to hear more about CPTED, how to connect with your Neighborhood Councils, and other useful crime prevention strategies!

Register to join via Zoom through the RSVP link below!

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