Architectural Liaison

Architectural Liaison Unit

Our understanding of crime prevention is used to help developers and architects design buildings and their surrounding areas to be safer for communities and deter criminals from committing crimes.

We've found when buildings, pavements, lighting and other everyday street features are designed and built using our crime reduction guidelines, there is a large reduction in crime and disorder. This also helps make people feel safer and more likely to go out and about after dark, which also helps to deter criminal activity in the first place.

By working with developers, planning officers and architects from the early planning stages we are able to make sure crime prevention is built into the designs of buildings.