North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Crime Prevention Specialist

 Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 


The student must first register and complete the sixteen (16) hours crime prevention specialist web-blended course Online before attending the remaining twenty-four (24) hours in the classroom.

Who Should Register:

Law enforcement officers, investigators, crime prevention officers, school resource officers, and security assessment specialists.

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to:  
 1. Define crime prevention and discuss principles of opportunity reduction. 

 2. List and discuss the risk management factors and the four D’s of crime prevention.
 3. Explain the Peelian principles and the role of John C. Klotter in introducing the crime prevention concept in the   United States. 
 4. Identify the elements needed to design a comprehensive crime prevention program.
 5. Define and discuss elements of predictive policing.
 6. List and explain neighborhood-based crime prevention strategies.
 7. Explain the role of citizen’s police academies, crime stoppers and other business crime prevention                       programs. 
 8. Define target hardening and describe the different types of doors, locks, keys, and  
 9. List the four basic components of alarms, the three types of sensing devices and different types of fences.  
10. Explain the components of a lighting device. 


This course employs lecture, conference, and practical exercises. 

Course Requirements:

Students should be familiar with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint software applications. Attendees should bring a laptop computer and a jump drive for storing course work. Additionally, there is a security survey requirement for this course. A portion of the survey must be completed during hours of darkness. Attendance is required at all class sessions. 


Register for ALL NCJA classes (traditional classroom and online) on our  North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.



Course Coordinator:

Carlton Joyner

Course Credit:

40 hours 



CPCP Credit