The San Diego Community College District Police Department instituted a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Program in 2002. The program is coordinated by a police sergeant and a police officer trained as crime prevention specialists with an emphasis in crime prevention through environmental design.

The CPTED officer is responsible for reviewing environmental conditions on and around district facilities and recommending appropriate action to reduce the potential for crime. The officer is a resource for department members dealing with day-to-day crime prevention issues and projects.

On November 7th, 2006, Proposition "N" was passed by San Diego County Voters. Proposition "N" provides funding for new construction and renovation throughout the San Diego Community College District beyond Proposition "S", which dealt with repairs of the existing buildings. The CPTED officer, at the direction of Sergeant K. Olson, has been an integral part of the construction projects.

The CPTED officer took on the responsibility of reviewing design and development plans for district capital projects. Working directly with architects, consultants and developers the officer helps insure new facilities are crime free by design.

Currently the CPTED program is developing plans to incorporate state-of-the-art safety technology into the design of the new facilities. These facilities include three new College Police stations, one at each of the district's three colleges.

For more information regarding the CPTED program, contact Sgt. Kevin Olson at (619) 388-6308 or Click Here.

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