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Course description

Is your bank an attractive target for robbers? This session will teach you ways to use Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles to make your office (and home) a less desirable target for criminals. CPTED is simply the proper design and effective use of the built environment to deter crime.  Applying this philosophy can lead to a reduction in fear and actual occurrence of crime.  Using photographs and examples to illustrate, we will look at effective and ineffective uses of lighting and landscaping.  We will also discuss branch design features that put you and your customers at greater risk, and best practices for eliminating these issues.Attendees will gain an understanding of CPTED and how they can apply these methods when conducting assessments of their facilities.

Program Highlights:

Altering behavior by changing the environment

Making your location more attractive to customers and less attractive to criminals

Physical security measures to reduce your risk

Combatting faulty branch design features

Good lighting vs bad lighting

Using landscaping to your advantage

Conducting assessments of your branches: how and how often?


Carol Dodgen

Carol Dodgen is the owner of Dodgen Security Consulting. Since 1998, her company has been providing services for businesses, financial institutions, and government entities to include training, ATM lighting inspections, and security assessments. Before forming her company, Carol served as the security training officer for Compass Bank. She earned her Master's Degree in Criminal Justice and spent several years as an adjunct criminal justice instructor. Carol is a nationally recognized speaker who has provided training for over 100,000 corporate, manufacturing, utility, law enforcement, and security personnel over the past 26 years. Carol earned her CPD (Crime Prevention Designation) and provides instruction on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), Workplace Violence Prevention and Response, Robbery Prevention and Response, and Personal Safety. Carol has recently produced several video and e-learning training programs. In 2009, Carol was appointed by the governor to serve on the newly formed Alabama Security Regulatory Board and served for 6 years as vice-chair of this board which regulates the security guard industry in the state

Course curriculum

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