Friday, July 11th 2008
The Downtown Business Association in partnership with Steve Woolrich, Director of SeCure Consulting Solutions Inc. is gearing up to complete two Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) audits of two downtown community blocks. This pilot project is intended to assist business owners and operators reduce opportunity for crime and nuisances through basic design principles.
Donating his time and expertise, Mr. Woolrich will be interacting with business owners and operators in the downtown area during the next few weeks, specifically looking at symptoms of misuse such as graffiti and other forms of vandalism. Steve will also be analyzing pedestrian activity and lighting as they relate to crime prevention.
CPTED is a means to apply a proactive, common-sense approach to deter crime and nuisances.
Natalie Turner, Graffiti Program Coordinator says the pilot project “is an investment in our downtown, which is all part of an effort to preserve our downtown community by facilitating positive change”.
There is no cost to downtown businesses for these audits. This project supplements the CPTED Incentive Fund project introduced this spring. For more information about the program that provides matching monies to business and property-owners, visit the Opportunities page at www.downtownreddeer.com.