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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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Cops surround protesters near Democratic convention

Cops surround protesters near Democratic convention

Officers made a barricade of mountain bikes to stop the progress of an unauthorized march - Full Story

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Fla. police bring lunch to RNC protester camp

Fla. police bring lunch to RNC protester camp

Police brought sandwiches and fruit to a makeshift camp called "Romneyville" - Full Story

Videos

Crowd Control: Writing an Operational Plan

Mike Janin explains how your agency can go about creating an ops plan for responding to a crowd-control event, including important points and considerations to include in that plan.

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Storm puts a damper on RNC protesters

What was planned as a 5,000-strong march on the convention hall attracted only about 300 die-hards - Full Story

Videos

Mike Janin: Crowd Control Secure - Login Required

Trainer Mike Janin talks about the importance of preparing for crowd-control needs, including the three types of crowd events, and the need to have flexible response plans in place for each.
Mike Janin: Crowd Control

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Chief: We're ready for DNC protesters

Chief: We're ready for DNC protesters

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe knows that the Democratic National Convention will bring many protesters to North Carolina's largest city. (AP Photo)
Spending $50 million in federal funds

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Charlotte PD: We're ready for DNC protesters

Charlotte PD: We're ready for DNC protesters

Charlotte will add thousands of police from outside departments and spend millions on training, equipment, and temporary barriers - Full Story

Tips

Beware of dangerous protest tactics

Don’t overlook the possibility that protesters with placards on poles may be carrying more than... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only



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