Secured by Design is a police initiative developed to ensure crime prevention measures are adopted throughout the design stages of buildings and sites to assist in reducing the opportunity for crime and the fear of crime. Secured by Design is owned by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and has the support of the Home Office Crime Reduction & Community Safety Group and the Planning Section of The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM).
There are many guidelines that address the specific needs of such projects as play areas, stadiums, schools, offices, etc. QCIC consultants have worked extensively with the UK Police to achieve Secured by Design approval for all of our projects where this approval has been required or desired. Where there is no requirement, our consultants continue to follow the principles of secure by design as best practice. This is at the forefront of our design solution methodology.