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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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Tips

Start controlling the scene before you get there

“The first arriving officer has a tremendous advantage over the folks who are already in the mess... - Full Story

News

Police using acoustic device to disperse crowds

Police using acoustic device to disperse crowds

By Jerry Seper and Chuck Neubauer Washington TimesWith the help of Homeland Security grants, police departments... - Full Story

Columns

Legend of the Texas Ranger and the unruly crowd Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Legend of the Texas Ranger and the unruly crowd

As the story goes, a Texas Ranger arrived on the scene of a large disturbance after he was dispatched to... - Full Story

In-depth News

St. Paul police chief: GOP convention 'successful'

St. Paul police chief:
GOP convention 'successful'

ST. PAUL — St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington said today that the decision to seal off downtown to hundreds of protesters gathered near the state Capitol Thursday night was fueled by evidence many planned to riot near Xcel Energy Center during the final day of the Republican National Convention. - Full Story

Videos

TASER: Shockwave

TASER International presents the Shockwave, a new portable remote area denial system that can drop everyone in a given area to the ground.

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In-depth News

Riots in Montreal, officer shot after police kill man

Riots in Montreal, officer shot
after police kill man

Montreal police patrol a back alley after a riot broke out and an officer was shot in the leg Sunday in the same neighborhood where a man was killed by the police a day earlier. (AP Photo) - Full Story

In-depth News

Better defensive tactics and training helps curb police deaths

Better defensive tactics and training helps curb police deaths

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new emphasis on defensive tactics and weapons training is contributing to a dramatic reduction in police officer fatalities across the country after one of the deadliest years in two decades.

Fatal police shootings have been cut in half, to 11, compared with this time last year. Police deaths overall have declined 39 percent.

- Full Story

In-depth News

For L.A.'s killers, witness intimidation works

For L.A.'s killers, witness intimidation works

LOS ANGELES — It was among the most brutal Southland homicides in recent memory: On a sunny Sunday afternoon last fall, two men jumped out of an SUV and set Marcial Sanchez on fire, in full view of a crowd.

The slaying, like so many drive-by and walk-up shootings, was committed in a brazen, conspicuous way precisely because it was designed to stop witnesses from coming forward.

- Full Story

Videos

Redman: Crowd Management Soft Squads Drill

Training video for crowd management highlights soft squads drills.

Videos

Redman: Crowd Management Hard Squads Drill

Training video for crowd management highlights hard squads drills.



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