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Crime Prevention Design Advisor

The Home Quality Mark, defines a Crime Prevention Design Advisor (CPDA) as:

… a specialist crime prevention officer, trained at the Home Office Crime Reduction College, who deals with crime risk and designing out crime advice for the built environment. In addition to physical security measures, the officer will consider defensible space, access, crime and movement generators, all of which can contribute to a reduction in crime and disorder.

For more information see:

An Architectural Liaison Officer (ALO) is the title given to the the Crime Prevention Design Advisor in some police forces.

A Designing Out Crime Officer (DOCO) was previously known as an ALO or CPDA,

Ref Home Quality Mark One, Technical Manual SD239, England, Scotland & Wales, published by BRE in 2018.

--BRE Group

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