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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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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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Violence against police in Egypt

Footage from a police hospital in Egypt, where many have been wounded or killed in the chaos.

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Police cars set on fire during protests in Egypt

Protesters in Cairo set police vehicles on fire as security forces attempted to clear out the crowds.

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Protesters clash with police in Belfast

Reports indicate at least 26 officers were injured during the protest.

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Police decry Belfast 'anarchy' as 56 officers hurt

Police decry Belfast 'anarchy' as 56 officers hurt

Northern Ireland's police chief has vowed to arrest scores of Protestant extremists after they attacked officers - Full Story

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Clubs, hammers banned from Oakland protests

The ban on protest weapons and tools was one of two high-profile measures voted on Wednesday - Full Story

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Huge brawl erupts at surfing competition, 8 arrested

When officers tried to break up the enormous fight, the mob surged downtown, vandalizing property and looting

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Huge brawl erupts at surfing competition, 8 arrested

When officers tried to break up the enormous fight, the mob surged downtown, vandalizing property and looting - Full Story

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Wis. police arrest 22 in peaceful protest at Capitol

Wis. police arrest 22 in peaceful protest at Capitol

Demonstrators have continued to gather in the Capitol despite a recent ruling that it was an "unlawful event" - Full Story



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