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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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July 29, 2015
Rapid Response: Prepare for unrest following murder indictment in Ohio OIS Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Rapid Response: Prepare for unrest following murder indictment in Ohio OIS

Too often in the post-Ferguson era we’ve seen public protests turned into violent clashes with burned buildings and injured persons on both sides of the fray - Full Story
June 17, 2015
Tale of two rioting cities: What Seattle, Baltimore can teach about police leadership John Stanley - Behind the Bars

Tale of two rioting cities: What Seattle, Baltimore can teach about police leadership

Two recent examples demonstrated what happens when community and law enforcement leadership get it right and when they get it wrong — one disturbance occurred in Seattle, the other in Baltimore - Full Story
June 16, 2015
7 keys to successfully policing a potentially unruly crowd Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

7 keys to successfully policing a potentially unruly crowd

A large disturbance is an opportunity for officers to look very good or very bad in front of millions; use the Madison Method to peacefully and successfully police a crowd - Full Story
May 18, 2015
3 crucial points about Obama’s evisceration of the 1033 Program Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

3 crucial points about Obama’s evisceration of the 1033 Program

If cops are stripped of the safety equipment and less lethal devices used for crowd control and other enforcement efforts, the scene on the street can quickly become dangerous - Full Story
May 06, 2015
The BIP round is an improved riot-control solution Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

The BIP round is an improved riot-control solution

Each round is clearly marked with large letters and a distinctive color band to ensure the officer loads the desired type of projectile in poor light or under stress - Full Story
May 06, 2015
A 15-point plan to survive to prevent or survive a large disturbance Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

A 15-point plan to survive to prevent or survive a large disturbance

When you find yourself facing an angry mob, stand proud and prepared with your fellow officers, and know that you are privileged to literally stand on that thin blue line between order and chaos - Full Story
May 06, 2015
Why riots won’t die: 3 contributing failures of leadership Chuck Joyner - Survival Sciences

Why riots won’t die: 3 contributing failures of leadership

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” — George Santayana - Full Story
April 29, 2015
Baseball as a model for improving police-community relations Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Baseball as a model for improving police-community relations

While national attention is focused on an empty baseball diamond in Baltimore, we should also take note of how a program to enhance police-community relations is happening on little league fields in New York City - Full Story
March 13, 2015
5 considerations for improving officer safety during large-scale protests Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

5 considerations for improving officer safety during large-scale protests

A high-profile deadly-force incident can provoke public reaction — and overreaction — in the streets. How can we ensure that we’ve done all we can to keep officers in those situations as safe as possible? - Full Story
December 16, 2014
How police can manage stress levels during mob-like situations American Military University - In Public Safety

How police can manage stress levels during mob-like situations

The pressure-cooker environment that law enforcement officers face during lawlessness and rioting can have long-lasting mental health consequences - Full Story



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