NEWS RELEASE   9/19/2012

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CS. MOTT FOUNDATION, MSU SCHOOL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE OFFERING CITIZEN TRAINING IN CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (CPTED) DURING TWO SEPARATE CLASSES IN OCTOBER AS A PART OF CRIME PREVENTION MONTH
is partnering with the C.S. Mott Foundation and the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice to conduct two separate crime prevention training classes for citizens in recognition of October as Crime Prevention Month.

The two part training sessions will be held Tuesday, October 2 & Tuesday, October 16, 2012, from 5:30-8:OOpm. Both sessions will be hosted by the YWCA, 310W. 3~ Street, Flint. The class is intended for all Flint residents interested in fighting crime and disorder in their neighborhood.

The training is known as Crime Prevention through Environmental Design or CPTED.
The goal is to provide information on how the proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the incidence and fear of crime and an improvement in the quality of life. Brian Kanicki, Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist with the Saginaw Township Police Department, will be the instructor for the sessions.

The Courses are made free to the public by a grant from the C.S. Mott Foundation. Anyone interested in registering for the courses can contact Officer Tanya Meeks of the Flint Police Department at 810-237-6929 or by email at tmeeks@cityofflint.com. Organizers are hoping to attract at least 100 citizens for the training sessions.


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