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.
The 485-tent camp surrounding City Hall, has marched to a different beat in its drum circle after protesters, police and city officials established a relationship based on dialogues instead of dictates - Full Story
After a viral video circulated of officers using pepper spray to quell a crowd of protesters - gathered on a University of California campus and associated with the Occupy Wall Street movement - two were placed on administrative leave. A day later it was announced that the police chief would join them. - Full Story
Sources say a RoboKopter equipped with a camera that produced high-def images of a confrontation in Poland implies that in the future, more civilians could record aerial video at large-scale events. (YouTube Image) Cause for alarm?