Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is an approach based on the theory that a home or business's exterior environment can influence a person's behaviour. CPTED aims to reduce victimization and deter criminal activity by altering the environment to make it less of a target for criminals.

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) recommends that you consider CPTED as an inexpensive option to help reduce the likelihood that your home or business could be a target.

CPTED Tips to Reduce the Risk of a Break and Enter

A motion sensor light is illuminated on the side of a home

  • Keep shrubbery cut down and away from windows so you have a clear line of sight around your property.
  • Make sure backyards are fenced in and access points to your backyard have gates with locks on them.
  • Install additional lighting if you have dark or shadowy areas around your home.
  • Install a home security system.
  • Keep all sheds and outbuildings locked and secure.
  • Install solid core exterior doors with deadbolt locks.

Simple changes such as these can help make your home or business less of a target to criminals.

Contact Information

Members of the public requesting Police participation at a community event or to provide a presentation, should contact the appropriate Regional/District CMB Sergeant a minimum of 30 days in advance of the proposed event.

1 District: Milton, Georgetown, Acton, Halton Hills
905-825-4777 ext. 2105 or 905-878-5511

2 District: Oakville
905-825-4777 ext. 2205

3 District: Burlington
905-825-4777 ext. 2305