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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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Video: Protesters clash with police at Seattle May Day rally

Several officers were injured and as many as 18 were arrested during the May Day march - Full Story

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Crowd Control: SUV Running Boards Secure - Login Required

Deployment upon approach to a crowd-control incident can be difficult, but Mike Janin talks about a possible solution utliizing running boards on a response vehicle to quickly deploy officers.
Crowd Control: SUV Running Boards

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Colo. police use tear gas to break up noisy street party

Police say they used tear gas to disperse a large and noisy street party near a college as some of the 300 party-goers through bottles at the officers - Full Story

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Police detain protesters outside Bush library opening

The three people were placed in patrol cars Thursday as about 200 people marched in protest - Full Story

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Dealing with Flash Mobs

Don Alwes describes the trend of flash mobs - large groups of people committing thefts - that overwhelm police, and the training that needs to be put in place to prevent this from becoming a larger problem.

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Video: Riot police tame Louisville crowd after NCAA win

Police were forced to use tear gas after several scuffles broke out and an officer was attacked - Full Story

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Violent protesters harass NYPD for teen shooting

Violent protesters harass NYPD for teen shooting

A police officer suffered a gash in the face after he was hit by an object tossed from a building - Full Story

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Crowd Control – Intelligence Secure - Login Required

Mike Janin talks about the importance of, and methods for, intelligence gathering related to crowd control incidents.
Crowd Control – Intelligence

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19 arrested after disturbance at Chicago mall

Most are charged with misdemeanor mob action; a 16-year-old is charged with battery of a mall security guard - Full Story

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Dozens of pro-Dorner protesters rally at LAPD

Protesters told the Los Angeles Times that they believed Dorner's claims of racism and unfair treatment by the department - Full Story



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