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.
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?
A police officer investigates the scene where a man was shot and killed outside the Oakland 'Occupy' encampment where anti-Wall Street protesters have remained for the last month. (AP Photo) Death in a tent at Occupy Salt Lake City