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Basic Crime Prevention Training

Basic Crime Prevention Training

  • Lynchburg, VA - 07/22/2024 04:00 AM
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The course is intended to provide a basic understanding of the theory and practice of crime prevention and other proactive policing approaches. The training will prepare participants to understand and deliver basic crime prevention services when they return to their home community.  The training is conducted through lecture, group exercises and practical group exercises with teams conducting and reporting on security assessments of a variety of locations.

The course meets the requirement for a Basic Crime Prevention course as established in the requirements for Crime Prevention Specialist certification in Virginia. This training is intended for individuals that may be responsible for any aspect of providing crime prevention services or programs. Those with an interest in the fields of proactive policing, school safety and campus safety will also benefit from this course. This course is restricted to individuals working in local, state, and federal law enforcement and government agencies, including colleges and universities, either sworn, civilian or volunteer. 

Course Objectives

  1. To provide crime prevention practitioners introductory and essential information on the theory and practice of opportunity-based crime prevention, while providing instruction on trends and updates on other safety and security topics.

  1. To provide or build upon the crime prevention knowledge base of course participants and to assist them to meet the training requirements for Crime Prevention Specialist certification.

Course Topics

  • Crime Prevention History and Theory

  • Crime Prevention Law, Policy and Liability

  • Prevention Programs and Services

  • Security Hardware and Technology

  • Intrusion Systems and CCTV

  • Security Lighting

  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design - CPTED

  • Conducting Security Assessments and On-Site Security Assessment Practical

  • Communication Skills and Use of social media

  • Community Safety Programs:  Neighborhood Watch, Business Security and Houses of Worship

  • School and Community Threat Assessments

  • Crime Prevention Specialist Certification and Certified Crime Prevention Community/Campus Program

  • Crime Prevention Resources

​Who Should Attend:

This training is open to sworn law enforcement officers, school and campus security officers and those working in local, state, and federal law enforcement and government agencies, including colleges and universities.

Partial In-service Credit

Partial In-service credit for law enforcement is available.


There is no fee to attend this training.

Travel, Lodging, and Meals

Transportation, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the participant.

Training Times

Sign in begins on Monday at 7:30 AM

Training begins at 8:00 AM and concludes at 5:00 PM each day.


Pre-registration is required. This course is restricted to sworn law enforcement officers, campus and school security officers, civilians or volunteers working in local, state, and federal law enforcement and government agencies, including colleges and universities.

Please note that the DCJS registration system does not have the capacity to sort eligible from ineligible registrants. Therefore, anyone who registers will receive a confirmation. It is the responsibility of the DCJS assigned course director to review the roster and make a final determination on acceptance into the course. Registrants not accepted will be notified via the email address provided during registration.



For More Information Contact:

Marc Dawkins
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