Innovators in Crime Reduction
through Design

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The SAFE Design Council is the non-profit organization responsible for overseeing, administering, and managing the SAFE Design Standard® – the first international crime reduction through design point-based certification program aimed at achieving enhanced site and building security through functional planning, landscape architecture, architecture, engineering, interior design, and space programming.

Led by a multidisciplinary team of academics, design professionals, property developers, crime reduction specialists, and business/legal experts, the SAFE Design Council is committed to the quality, legitimacy, and rigor of the SAFE Design Standard®. Central to the SAFE Design Council is a focus on providing a scholarly-based certification program that is informed by industry, developed by academics, and delivered by trusted professionals committed to service excellence.

 

MISSION

To create safer communities through the promotion and advancement of a systematic and standardized crime reduction through design methodology that incorporates functional and desirable landscape architecture, architecture, engineering, interior design and space programming as central elements in achieving site enhanced site and building security.


VISION

For crime reduction through design to be a central consideration when planning, designing, and constructing buildings, sites, and related built environments.

 

PRINCIPLES

 

1

Striving for Quality, Rigor + Effectiveness

The SAFE Design Council will strive to undertake and oversee its activities, practices, and programs with quality, rigor, and effectiveness.
 


2

Confirming Transparency + Fairness

The SAFE Design Council will take great effort and care to make transparency and fairness central to the activities, practices, and programs it undertakes and oversees.


3

Adapting to Change

The SAFE Design Council will endeavor to meet the needs of the international marketplace, its members, clients, and other stakeholders by continually improving and adapting the activities, practices, and programs it undertakes and oversees.


4

Providing Service Excellence

The SAFE Design Council will strive to provide its members, clients, and other stakeholders with service excellence.


5

Advancing Crime Reduction by Design

The SAFE Design Council will take an international leadership role by advancing crime reduction by design education, scholarship, and approaches.


6

Promoting Safer Communities

The SAFE Design Council will assist in creating safer communities by promoting the integration of desired landscape architecture, architecture, engineering and interior design as central considerations in the application of effective environmental crime reduction strategies and approaches.