Dr. Linda Nubani receives Chief of Police Award of Excellence from the Lansing Police Department

SPDC’s Linda Nubani is recognized for increasing the collaboration between police and community.

Dr. Linda Nubani, assistant professor of interior design, received the Chief of Police Award of Excellence from the Lansing Police Department on June 15, 2021.

Dr. Daryl Green, then Chief of Police, commended Dr. Nubani’s efforts in advocating for the City of Lansing and the Lansing Police Department by using her Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) expertise, which emphasizes crime prevention apprehension or punishment. Dr. Nubani worked closely with the Southwest community in Lansing, CPTED methods create a better quality of life for the residents and businesses in the area.

The CPTED educates and trains graduate students, planners, professionals, developers, landlords, business owners, and law enforcement on principles of placemaking and crime prevention techniques using a participatory research approach and training programs

Her efforts were instrumental in planting the seeds for community engagement and increasing the collaboration between the police and the community. Dr. Nubani developed the CPTED program at MSU for research, training and assessment that promote safe environments. Nubani noted, “It is a great honor to receive this award. It has also been the most rewarding experience to work with the community in Southwest Lansing."

For more information about the CPTED experience, please contact Linda Nubani at nubanili@msu.edu.

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