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.
We talk with St. Louis County Police spokesperson Sgt. Brian Schellman on why unified command was activated prior to the grand jury decision in Ferguson rather than after as originally planned. A PoliceOne exclusive interview.
Clashes broke out between police and a group of students after they allegedly refused to be searched before entering the Ankara University campus, Monday. Police used tear gas and detained several students near the security point of the university's Faculty of Language History and Geography.