Commercial restoration company participates in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Study

STUART, Fla. As part of their commitment to safety, Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) participated in the Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute (FCPTI) survey assessment on Feb. 21 at their Stuart office location. The Florida Attorney General’s Office hosted a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) course at the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. FCPTI offers instructional classes for law enforcement officers on CPTED.  Attendees include representatives from agencies throughout Florida. As part of their coursework, law enforcement stopped by local participating Martin County businesses to conduct crime prevention surveys and assess pros and cons of safety throughout the business property.

“This was a really unique program and we are honored to be a part of it. We will always say yes to advancing safety and preventing crime. This was an excellent opportunity to make sure our office is secure and safe for our employees and clients,” says Sandra Lawson, director of operations, Venture Construction Group of Florida.

The CPTED class teaches law enforcement personnel about proper design and effective use of the physical environment to achieve a more productive use of space while reducing the opportunity for crime.

The class provides skills to deliver a comprehensive CPTED program to Florida’s residential and commercial industries and local government. One of the assignments Is to visit different locations throughout the county and apply the skills they learned during a site survey, then present the findings. VCGFL office headquarters in Stuart served as a test site.

The Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute (FCPTI) has provided training since 1982 with successful Florida practitioner designation programs in Crime Prevention, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Elder Crime, School Resource Officer and Victim Services. The goals of FCPTI are to assist in making crime prevention a part of law enforcement throughout the state and to continually develop and implement new innovative programs.

About Venture Construction Group of Florida

Founded in 1998, Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) is a licensed general contractor and an award-winning leader in construction, restoration, renovations, roofing, storm damage repairs, and 24/7 emergency services throughout Florida, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Bahamas and the Caribbean. Specializing in commercial projects, VCGFL assists property management companies, condo associations, multi-family structures, hi-rises, retail/business plazas, government facilities, hotels and resorts with comprehensive general contractor services, restoration, mitigation, specialty construction, historical restoration, remodels, property repairs and rebuilds due to fire, flood, water, wind, hail, and hurricane damage. VCGFL holds leading industry awards including the Roofing Alliance MVP Award,  Coatings Pro Contractor AwardPro Remodeler Forty Under 40 AwardQualified Remodeler Top 500 Remodelers AwardQualified Remodeler Master Design AwardFlorida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association S.T.A.R. Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing Awards in Sustainability and Community Service. CEO Stephen Shanton is a proud member of the prestigious Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). Entrepreneur Magazine hails “YEC Consists of Some of the Most Well-Respected Minds in Entrepreneurship.” With offices in Boca Raton, Ft. Myers, Naples, Orlando, Panama City Beach, Stuart, Tampa, San Juan, and Nassau, VCGFL is committed to operational excellence and exceptional customer service. VCGFL carries the industry’s leading accreditations and is an exclusive certified National Storm Damage Center Preferred Contractor, Windstorm Insurance Network WIND Certified Umpire®, WIND Certified Appraiser®, WIND Certified Fellow®, Certified Member of the United Association of Storm Restoration Contractors, Platinum Preferred Certified Contractor with the National Insurance Restoration Council. VCGFL is a proud member of Insurance Appraisal and Umpire Association (IAUA), Restoration Industry Association (RIA), Property Liability and Resource Bureau (PLRB), Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (FRSA), Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Industry Members Association (EIMA), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). VCGFL is a registered U.S. Federal Government Contractor and holds leading certifications including Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, Mule-Hide Legacy Contractor, Certified CertainTeed Contractor and Duro-Last Certified Contractor status. VCGFL credentials have been vetted and screened through independent third party Global Risk Management Solutions. For more information call 866-459-8351 or visit us online at

About Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute (FCPTI)

Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute (FCPTI) was established in 1982, and part of the Office of the Attorney General “HELP STOP CRIME” program. The Courses from FCPTI provide a comprehensive crime prevention training to Florida’s law enforcement community, school resource officers, victim advocates, citizenry and industry. Learn more at


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