The City of Buffalo Division of Citizen Services is offering free crime prevention training with national accreditation.

The Community Crime Prevention Initiative Program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 8-12 at Allen Hall on the University at Buffalo South Campus.

Crime prevention through environment design is a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behavior through environmental design. Its strategies rely upon the ability to influence offender decisions that precede criminal acts.

The program will present the practice using environmental design to reduce fear and crime.

To register, email or call (716) 851-4229. Participants must complete the full 40 hours to receive the accreditation.