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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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Columns

The BIP round is an improved riot-control solution Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

The BIP round is an improved riot-control solution

Each round is clearly marked with large letters and a distinctive color band to ensure the officer loads the desired type of projectile in poor light or under stress - Full Story

Columns

A 15-point plan to survive to prevent or survive a large disturbance Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

A 15-point plan to survive to prevent or survive a large disturbance

When you find yourself facing an angry mob, stand proud and prepared with your fellow officers, and know that you are privileged to literally stand on that thin blue line between order and chaos - Full Story

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Why riots won’t die: 3 contributing failures of leadership Chuck Joyner - Survival Sciences

Why riots won’t die: 3 contributing failures of leadership

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” — George Santayana - Full Story

Tips

Brush up on your crowd control strategies and tactics

Brush up on your crowd control strategies and tactics

On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox played a game in front... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

News

Obama on protests: 'There are consequences to indifference'

Obama on protests: 'There are consequences to indifference'

Over the past year, Obama has been called on to respond to what he referred to as the "slow-rolling crisis" of police relations with minority communities - Full Story

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Baltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots

Live television coverage and photos tweeted from the scene showed medics putting a man in an ambulance and a large police presence - Full Story

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After calm protests in Oakland, smaller group turns violent

After calm protests in Oakland, smaller group turns violent

Mayor and police chief acknowledged Saturday falling short in controlling what police said was a night of some of the heaviest damage yet - Full Story

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Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots

Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots

The order for residents to stay home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. had been in place since Tuesday - Full Story

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Thousands expected in 'celebratory' Baltimore rallies

Thousands expected in 'celebratory' Baltimore rallies

The thousands of marchers who are expected to hit the streets this weekend will now do so to celebrate the decision by State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby - Full Story

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May Day demonstrators clash with police in Pacific Northwest

May Day demonstrators clash with police in Pacific Northwest

In Seattle, police said black-clad marchers threw wrenches, sticks and rocks at officers in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood - Full Story



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