SAVE THE DATE: Engaging with Impact: Adapting for Success

BCCPA 2019 Training SymposiumOctober 29 & 30, 2019
Firefighters Banquet & Conference Centre
6515 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby, BC

BCCPA is excited to announce the program for the 2019 Training Symposium is coming together. Engaging with Impact ~ Adapting for Success, will provide delegates with resources to build on lessons from crime prevention principles such as Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) and problem-oriented policing. Delegates will also gain knowledge for addressing community safety concerns by applying an integrative and holistic approach.

Agenda at a Glance(session titles subject to change)

Day One

0830 – 0900

Welcome and Opening

0900 – 1700

SafeGrowth: Integrating 1st & 2nd Generation CPTED into Community Safety

~ Greg Saville

Day Two

0830 – 0900

Welcome and Opening

0900 – 1500

Engaging with Impact

~ Jim Diers, Neighbor Power

1500 – 1630

Making it Work in Our Community: Local Adaptation of Promising Crime Prevention Programs

~ Public Safety Canada, National Crime Prevention Strategy

Meet our Trainers

Greg Saville is a former police officer, registered urban planner, and criminologist who consults with police departments in problem-solving and trains police officers in emotional intelligence and problem-based learning. He is also a registered urban planner specializing in CPTED – especially 2nd Generation CPTED. Greg is the founder of the International CPTED Association and the current co-chair of the Police Society for Problem Based Learning.


Jim Diers is driven by a passion for getting people engaged with their communities and in the decisions that affect their lives. Over the past 40 years, Jim has served as a grass roots community organizer, community developer, and founding director of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods. An internationally sought after trainer, Jim shares the lessons from his work and provides technical assistance to community associations, non-profit organizations, and government.


The National Crime Prevention Strategy works to provides national leadership on innovative and cost-effective ways to prevent and reduce crime by intervening on the risk factors before crime happens. The NCPC’s principles are that, to produce optimum results, crime prevention interventions should: be integrated with the activities of other programs and services; build on the knowledge of known risk and protective factors and use evidence-based practices; be focussed on specific priorities; and be measurable.