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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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October 28, 2014

Schools fret over Ferguson grand jury announcement

School officials are asking a St. Louis County prosecutor to wait until classes are not in session to announce whether Officer Darren Wilson will face charges - Full Story
October 27, 2014

Video: Flagpoles thrown at cops, pepperballs fired at Phoenix protest

The crowd of 40-50 people began throwing flag poles they had been carrying at officers as police tried to control the crowd - Full Story
October 24, 2014

1st arrest made through use of pumpkin riot photos

Police say 19-year-old Jacob Clark of Chichester threw a beer bottle at a police officer - Full Story
October 24, 2014
Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson

Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson

Preparations are aimed at avoiding renewed outbreak of violence that could follow announcement of whether officer will face trial - Full Story
October 23, 2014

Video: CHP officer taunted, waved away by reckless biker mob

Officer with sirens on waved away as pack of roughly 50 riders can be seen speeding, doing wheelies and standing on their bikes - Full Story
October 23, 2014

NH police employ high-tech tool in pumpkin riot probe

Police are using a relatively new application to collect photos and videos they hope will lead to arrests following weekend chaos at a pumpkin festival - Full Story
October 23, 2014

Pride arrestee fined, officer assault charge dropped

Woman arrested at gay pride parade pleaded guilty Wednesday to harassment citations. Prosecutors dropped more serious charges that she assaulted an officer and a protester - Full Story
October 23, 2014

Protest against police blocks Ga. freeway

Demonstrators who say they were taking part in a week of resistance to police brutality temporarily blocked traffic on a freeway through downtown Atlanta - Full Story
October 20, 2014

Trending Topics: When cops face off with a college crowd

By PoliceOne Staff One of the most dangerous challenges police officers can face is the unpredictability... - Full Story
October 20, 2014

Video: Riots break out after WVU football win

Police used pepper spray and chemical munitions to disperse groups of rioters after they ignored warnings to disperse - Full Story

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