Inspector Tony Lake, Director of the International Crime Prevention through Environmental Design Association will be in New Zealand to speak to police officers throughout the country about crime prevention using environmental design solutions. Inspector Lake will be outlining how the integration of safe design principles in planning, design, development, management and maintenance of public spaces contributes to creating safer environments.
Crime prevention through environmental design is based on the concept that crime and fear of crime can be minimised through effective planning and design in our built environment. This approach involves designing to reduce the opportunity for crime to occur and to enhance urban safety and, more specifically, perceptions of personal safety.
Inspector Lake has been a member of the Queensland Police Service for more than 30 years. He is currently attached to the Office of the Police Commissioner in Queensland, Australia, developing guidelines for the State of Queensland and policy and training for crime prevention through environmental design. Inspector Lake will be in Wellington 18-19 and 27 August, in Christchurch on 20-24 August , in Timaru 25-26 August and 30 August in Wanganui, 31 August in Palmerston North and in Auckland on September 1-2.