What We Do

We work with local authorities, housing associations, architects, landscape architects, planning consultants and developers to support the production of designs that address crime and security issues and minimise future opportunities for offenders.

We bring an added perspective to a design team, one that:

  • Understands the competing considerations and trade-offs involved in design decision making
  • Ensures balanced advice and intelligence-led solutions that relate to a development’s context
  • Supports innovation and creative thinking


To reassure our customers and colleagues, we remain able to offer our full range of services – Crime Impact Statements, Secured by Design, Planning and Design Advice, and assisting Police colleagues.

Please continue to contact the team via the usual channels – email, telephone or website – for any assistance.

Stay Home – Stay Safe

If you need to get in touch please see below:

General Enquiries – 07890393546 or 0161 856 5912

SBD Accreditation

SBD Accreditation

About Us

Design for Security is a design-led crime prevention consultancy based within Greater Manchester Police. The practice specialises in design-led crime prevention in the built environment.

We are a small team of professionals with backgrounds in planning, architecture, landscape architecture and the development industry, and are accredited by the College of Policing to deliver crime prevention, and ‘designing out crime’ advice. Everyone is entitled to live in a well-designed, safe environment where the quality of life for individuals and communities is not undermined by crime or the fear of crime.