Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) is the implementation of design and effective use of the built environment to reduce the fear and incidence of crime and disorder.  It also strives to elevate the quality of life for residents and visitors.

There are four key principles of CPTED:
  1. Natural Surveillance
  2. Access Control
  3. Territorial Reinforcement
  4. Maintenance
The Crime Prevention staff is available for consultation at any stage of development and to provide assessments on existing properties.  If you would like input on your project before submitting your application to staff review or would like an assessment, please contact the Orange Police Department Crime Prevention Bureau at (714) 744-7327 to schedule an appointment. Click here for more details.