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Crowd Control

Crowd Control

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 20, 2014
5 reminders for police command post operations following Ferguson Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

5 reminders for police command post operations following Ferguson

Planning is critical to success in establishing a command post, so take a look around your world and consider your options - Full Story
July 16, 2013
A simple recipe for successful crowd-control efforts Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

A simple recipe for successful crowd-control efforts

Has your agency done the necessary planning for large-scale crowd control, or is there a pervasive “it can’t happen here” mindset? - Full Story
December 28, 2012
2012 in Review: 12 lasting impressions Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

2012 in Review: 12 lasting impressions

To say that this has been a difficult year is an understatement of impossible proportion - Full Story
May 28, 2012
The NATO Conference: 'A job well done!' Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

The NATO Conference: 'A job well done!'

Chicago police chose to control this crowd by their physical presence rather than with chemical munitions, a decision that was made by commanders on scene - Full Story
May 20, 2012
Observe Occupy: Watch the tactical evolution of their 'revolution' Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Observe Occupy: Watch the tactical evolution of their 'revolution'

During the NATO Summit, Chicago law enforcers are facing the cutting edge of what the Occupy Wall Street Movement call 'a revolution' - Full Story
April 30, 2012
Mayday, May Day! Preparing for Occupy 2.0 Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Mayday, May Day! Preparing for Occupy 2.0

The Occupy movement was relatively dormant though the winter, but now that spring has sprung, we can be assured that these events will be back — and possibly back with a vengeance - Full Story
April 17, 2012
Policing an unruly crowd: Is your PD prepared? Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Policing an unruly crowd: Is your PD prepared?

Happy rioting is just as devastating to a community as angry rioting - Full Story
February 06, 2012
Lasers as less-lethal weapons? Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Lasers as less-lethal weapons?

Most people won’t attack what they can’t see - Full Story
December 08, 2011
Crowd control in 2012: Are you prepared to face the great noise? Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Crowd control in 2012: Are you prepared to face the great noise?

American Law enforcement does not need a crystal ball to see what lies in store in 2012. There is a gathering... - Full Story
August 29, 2011
Crowd Control: Preventing a deadly human tsunami Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Crowd Control: Preventing a deadly human tsunami

It is critical to understand that anytime you are working an event where large groups of people are in attendance, there is a danger of a fatal crush - Full Story



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Policing with Honor Policing with Honor
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with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief