Mt Lebanon, PA, 05 November 2013 – Today Scott England, AIA, was recognized as the only architect in New Jersey certified as a School CPTED Practitioner by National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO). Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is an architectural strategy that “naturally” reduces the incidence and fear of crime, often at lower implementation and operational costs then more technological approaches.
England is a partner with the Mount Holly, NJ firm Regan Young England Butera: Referendums, Engineering, Architecture, Design (RYBREAD). Over the past two decades they have been responsible for the design, documentation, bidding, and construction administration of numerous multi-million public-sector buildings. In many of these projects, England included the principles of CPTED.
RYEBREAD has applied the principles of CPTED to the design of schools, municipal buildings, courtrooms, office buildings, stores, maintenance facilities, and residential structures. England also has experience with Vulnerability Assessments, and specifying state-of-the-art CCTV and security alarm systems. Working with the NJ School Development Authority, RYEBREAD has implemented District-wide integrated security management systems. In addition to innovative energy efficiency systems and good functional planning, RYEBREAD has found that CPTED strategies help reduce their Clients’ cost of owning and operating their buildings.
NASRO is dedicated to providing the highest quality of training in order to promote safer schools and safer kids. As the world’s leader in school-based policing, this not-for-profit organization was founded in 1991 with a solid commitment to our nation’s youth. NASRO promotes school-based law enforcement officers, school administrators, and education security/safety professionals working together as partners to protect students, school faculty & staff, and the schools they attend.