City of Concord California

News Release

March 26, 2015

Residents invited to attend crime prevention classes

There is a relationship between the design of residential and business properties, and the likelihood that crime will take place there. It is even possible that poorly designed property can attract crime.

The Concord Police Department Code Enforcement Unit will host crime prevention classes for homeowners, property owners, and business owners on Wednesday evenings, April 22 and 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road. The classes will teach participants how to make sure that their properties are not an easy target for criminals. Using a strategy called Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), participants will learn how to maintain their property to improve quality of life, and reduce crime and the fear of crime in their neighborhoods.

Each two-hour class is limited to 80 people per session, and attendance is free. If there is enough interest, more classes will be scheduled in the future. To register for April 22, visit; for April 29, visit

For more information, contact Sgt. Russ Norris, Concord PD, (925) 671-3075.

City of Concord CA