Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Structural Design Can Prevent Crime

Community Member Question:
It has been said that, "Commercial businesses are constructed in a manner that reduces the possibility of crime.” My question is are residential homes designed structurally to prevent crime as well?

City Manager Response:
Excellent Question. The City of Fontana’s planning process for both commercial and residential developments includes a review by our Police Department staff on design issues that may impact crime. Members of the Fontana Police Department staff have been specifically trained in this area and are active participants in the review of all new projects. Many projects are modified based upon the comments they receive from Fontana Police. Recently, the City of Fontana has amended its development code to clarify that such reviews are required or all new developments.