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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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Police fight riots in Belfast

Police deploy plastic bullets and water cannons against loyalist protestors, angry over the decision to stop flying the Union flag year round.

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9 police hurt, 18 rioters arrested in N. Ireland

Police said Saturday that more than 30 petrol bombs were thrown at officers, along with ball bearings, fireworks and bricks as they responded to clashes - Full Story

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Stampede kills 13, injures 120 at religious gathering in Angola

The spokesman for the national firefighters department, said those who died were crushed and asphyxiated - Full Story

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Crowd Control – Basic Team Formations Secure - Login Required

In this segment, Mike Janin illustrates practical team formations that will provide efficient communication lines during a crowd management response.
Crowd Control – Basic Team Formations

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NYPD prepare for New Years celebrations

NYPD prepare for New Years celebrations

Each year, the department assigns thousands of extra patrols to the festivities — in ways seen and unseen — to control the crowd - Full Story

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2012 in Review: 12 lasting impressions Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

2012 in Review: 12 lasting impressions

To say that this has been a difficult year is an understatement of impossible proportion - Full Story

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Police control crowd swarming housing office

When thousands of people showed up in an Ohio suburb to receieve one of the 200 housing applications available, residents had to call police to control the crowd.

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Mich. police forced to spray protesters trying to rush senate floor

Eeight people were arrested for resisting and obstructing when they tried to push past two troopers - Full Story

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French police, protesters clash at airport site

French police, protesters clash at airport site

Protesters responded to 500 riot police by hurling sticks, stones and gasoline bombs - Full Story

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Crowd Control - Baton Use Secure - Login Required

Watch as Mike Janin demonstrates the proper outfitting of a crowd control grenadier officer to effect crowd control with less-lethal force options.
Crowd Control - Baton Use



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with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief