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The Crowd Control topic focuses in on the difficult task of controlling large groups of people with a limited number of officers and resources. The articles and tips in this section focus on strategies that can help quell a riled up crowd and riot gear — helmets and shields — that will keep them safe in the process. Law enforcement must be prepared for the worst when a controversial verdict is read or a large sports team wins a championship and the celebration spills to the streets.
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August 12, 2015
St. Louis County chief regained control of Ferguson protests

St. Louis County chief regained control of Ferguson protests

Police chief strode directly toward demonstrators, telling them to get out of the street and urging calm - Full Story
August 11, 2015
4th night of Ferguson protests brings confrontation, arrests

4th night of Ferguson protests brings confrontation, arrests

Police arrest two dozen in protests, but there was no repeat of violence that scarred weekend demonstrations - Full Story
August 11, 2015
Police shooting, protests put Ferguson back on edge

Police shooting, protests put Ferguson back on edge

Police, protesters and community brace for more violence - Full Story
August 09, 2015

Ferguson protesters write officer's name on pig's head

Ferguson protesters are using a roasted pig's head with a police officer's name written on it during a demonstration - Full Story
August 07, 2015
Ferguson, one year later: From a city to a symbol

Ferguson, one year later: From a city to a symbol

Today, to America and to the world, the word “Ferguson” means far more than just another city - Full Story
July 28, 2015
7K Baltimore riot-related documents, emails released

7K Baltimore riot-related documents, emails released

The material depicts a government in chaos as leaders tried to anticipate unrest, then to respond to what came - Full Story
July 27, 2015
Range Strategies' new target system simulates realistic gunfights

Range Strategies' new target system simulates realistic gunfights

The system teaches gun-handling skills, discrimination and when it is appropriate to shoot - Full Story
July 27, 2015

Transit police union criticizes response to Baltimore riots

State transit cops claim commanders and administrators made 'detrimental and disturbing' decisions that endangered officers - Full Story
July 27, 2015

Kan. cops, community have open dialogue

Police chief expects that when officers interact with the public, they show each individual respect and dignity - Full Story
July 25, 2015

Md. legislators ask Baltimore mayor to explain her actions during riots

Legislators said mayor put Baltimore in an 'awful position' with her lack of leadership during the riots - Full Story



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