Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (C.P.T.E.D.) studies are offered as a free service to the businesses and residents of our city. C.P.T.E.D. assessments are designed to educate members of our community about ways to make their homes and buildings safer, using basic design elements in ways that deter crime. When requested, a certified officer conducts a C.P.T.E.D. survey, doing a walk-thru of a business or residence and making suggestions to help improve the security of the property. Typical suggestions range from improved lighting to a reorganization of the natural vegetation of the property. The size of the property will determine how long the survey will take.