The City of Kamloops has connected with dozens of local businesses this year to help prevent property crime through initiatives like landscaping, lighting, sight lines and security.
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, known as CPTED, is aimed at making property less welcoming to criminals and criminal activity.
So far this year, 91 businesses have been contacted, 11 assessments have been completed and two presentations offering training and tips to deal with hostile and difficult patrons have been made to businesses.
“CPTED is a key part of crime prevention and is only one part of our crime reduction goal," said the city’s community and protective services director, Byron McCorkell. "We all have a part to play, and by implementing simple changes to your property, business owners and homeowners can help reduce property crime in Kamloops."
To learn more or to submit an assessment request, go online to kamloops.ca/CPTED.