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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 arrest 9 people in Mass. beach brawl

Dozens of cruisers made their way to Revere Beach on Sunday in response to a brawl that resulted in road closures.

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Police arrest 9 people in Mass. beach brawl

Dozens of cruisers made their way to Revere Beach on Sunday in response to a brawl that resulted in road closures - Full Story

In-depth News

Protests, charges against Baltimore cops after in-custody death

Protests, charges against Baltimore cops after in-custody death

The in-custody death of Freddie Gray led to weeks of protests — culminating in the deployment of the National Guard, charges for six officers involved in the arrest, and a probe of the Baltimore Police Department's practices. 

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

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

Exclusives

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

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

Watching the recent riots in Baltimore brought back unpleasant memories of those riots in Los Angeles more than two decades ago — the similarities are a brutal reminder of how we continue to make the same mistakes. - Full Story

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

Columns

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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