Tuesday, October 12, 16.00-17.00 (CEST)
The Estonian Police and Border Guard Board (PJP) have set as one of its strategic objectives the creation of a safe environment for their citizens. Creating a safe space is about preventing crime through the design of the environment. This requires a common understanding of the role of the Estonian Police within the urban development process, and for there to be communication and collaboration between the police and local planners, architects, designers and development companies.
During the Cutting Crime Impact (CCI) project PJP created the Building Safer Cities Together tool, with the aim of developing a comprehensive, methodical and collaborative approach for the development of safe spaces following CP-UDP principles. The tool comprises of a training programme, policy guide and process protocol to enable the Estonian police to support the effective planning, design and development of safe urban environments.
- Mari-Liis Mölder is a prevention specialist at PJP who has worked in the police service for over 10 years. Mari-Liis will introduce the Building Safer Cities Together tool, present the various elements and how these support PJP in achieving their objective.
- Kelly Miido works as a regional police officer at PJP. Kelly will focus on how the police implements the tool in their everyday work, presenting a case study of how the tool has been implemented in the design and development of Tondiraba Park in Talinn. She will talk about the different roles in designing safe urban environments and about cooperation with local partners.
- Pärtel Preinvalt’s role at PJP is in the prevention of radicalisation leading to violent extremism within the context of law enforcement. One of the challenges his team face is the safeguarding safe public spaces. He will talk about non-traditional or unconventional security threats. When planning a safe environment, law enforcement can take steps that may disturb and alarm the community: for example building temporary barriers. In the case of preventing unconventional security threats, a balance is necessary. Although it is important to create an environment where citizens feel safe, It is also critical to mitigate security threats, by implementing integrated protection solutions which may at first glance alarm citizens. Pärtel will present how the Building Safer Cities Together tool supports his work in ensuring the safety of citizens at large public events and in the prevention of unconventional security threats.