Crime Prevention Practitioner Designation
The Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute (FCPTI) was established in 1982 in the Office of the Attorney General to provide crime prevention training to Florida's law enforcement community and other interested citizens. In 1984, the designation of Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner (FCPP) was made available to individuals who successfully completed a series of three comprehensive crime prevention courses offered through FCPTI. Designed for crime prevention and community oriented policing officers, the designation provides officers with the skills necessary to deliver comprehensive crime prevention programs to Florida's residential population and commercial industry.
To earn the Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner Designation, a participant must successfully complete three courses of instruction offered through FCPTI within a period of five consecutive years. The curriculum includes forty-hours of instruction in each of the following courses:
- Basic Crime Prevention teaches a student how to set up a crime prevention program, obtain funding, maintain an effective program, marketing, and media relations;
- Crime Prevention Residential Applications provide instruction in neighborhood watch, residential security, selection of security equipment, and the elements of security surveys for home protection; and
- Crime Prevention Commercial Applications provide instruction in access control, loss prevention, credit card and bank fraud, commercial security equipment, and business security surveys.
Students must pass a written examination at the end of each course. Upon successful completion of all three courses, the designation of Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner is awarded to the student by the Attorney General's Office.
MAINTAINING THE DESIGNATION
The initial Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner Designation is valid for a period of three years from the date that appears on the Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner designation certificate. To maintain the designation, a Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner must successfully complete the Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner Update course offered by FCPTI, which provides the Practitioner with current information on crime prevention issues and trends. Upon successful completion of a Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner Update course, the designation will be renewed for a period of three years from the date of the Update course.
To download a Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner Designation Application, just click the link provided.Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner Application
Special certificates and designations earned through the Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute (FCPTI) should not be construed as a "Certification" from the Attorney General's Office.