KLJ Engineering LLC (KLJ) announced that Government Relations Specialist Becky Bey has completed all required coursework to become a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) certified professional through the National Institute of Crime Prevention (NICP). She is one of only six professionals with this certification in the state of Montana. 

CPTED is a crime prevention strategy utilizing design elements in neighborhoods or public spaces to deter criminal activity and provide safer communities. With this designation, Bey can assist in urban and architectural designs for cities and assess existing areas such as schools, businesses, rest areas, parks, churches, and streetscapes to increase safety.

Design elements Bey may consider when assessing an urban area may include the placement of walkways, fences, lighting, entrance to buildings or natural landscape features.

The CPTED certification is a multi-disciplinary approach to crime prevention. Certified professionals use designs and the management of environments to reduce victimization, deter offender decisions that precede criminal acts, and build a sense of community among inhabitants. These strategies are utilized to gain territorial control of areas, reduce crime, and minimize fear.


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