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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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GD's Mobile Communications Event Solution

Ensuring the public's safety with large crowds is a complex challenge. General Dynamics' Mobile Communications Event Solution allows law enforcement to quickly respond to potential accidents, crime, and terrorism before they happen. The Mobile Communications Event Solution will help public safety officials provide large event security by allowing officers and command posts to gather and share data.

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Video: Speeding escalator ends brawl between crowd, police

The weight of the crowd caused the escalator to speed up, sending them soaring down to the underground station - Full Story

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Speeding escalator ends brawl between crowd, police

Swedish transportation officials said an overloaded train station escalator stopped a fight between rival soccer fans by throwing them at a high speed.

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Protesters attack police defense wall

Footage of protesters clashing with police and tearing down road blocks as the anger over Cambodia's election results escalates.

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Protesters attack Portland police station

A crowd of angry protesters confronted a group of police early Tuesday morning in downtown Portland, leading to multiple arrests, according to a witness who caught the scene on camera.

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Protesters attack Portland police station

Angry campers swung at officers at kicked at the station's door; 4 were arrested for the disturbance - Full Story

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Crowd Control: Demonstrator Tactics Secure - Login Required

Crowd control expert Mike Janin talks in great detail about some of the tactics and operating procedures of protestor groups. Your next crowd control event could have you facing similar challenges, know what you're up against by watching.

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Bicycle cops making impact in Minn. city

Bike cops have the advantage of zooming through alleys to keep eye-level watch and a slow-moving friendly force - Full Story

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Video: Baton positions and corresponding commands

Some people think that the police baton is outmoded, but a baton never runs out of ammunition and is... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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Video: Wis. Capitol protest arrests turn physical

Tensions have grown in recent weeks as police have cracked down on protesters for refusing to get a permit, resulting in more than 300 arrests - Full Story



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