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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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April 30, 2012
Mayday, May Day! Preparing for Occupy 2.0 Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Mayday, May Day! Preparing for Occupy 2.0

The Occupy movement was relatively dormant though the winter, but now that spring has sprung, we can be assured that these events will be back — and possibly back with a vengeance - Full Story
April 17, 2012
Policing an unruly crowd: Is your PD prepared? Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Policing an unruly crowd: Is your PD prepared?

Happy rioting is just as devastating to a community as angry rioting - Full Story
February 06, 2012
Lasers as less-lethal weapons? Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Lasers as less-lethal weapons?

Most people won’t attack what they can’t see - Full Story
December 08, 2011
Crowd control in 2012: Are you prepared to face the great noise? Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Crowd control in 2012: Are you prepared to face the great noise?

American Law enforcement does not need a crystal ball to see what lies in store in 2012. There is a gathering... - Full Story
August 29, 2011
Crowd Control: Preventing a deadly human tsunami Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Crowd Control: Preventing a deadly human tsunami

It is critical to understand that anytime you are working an event where large groups of people are in attendance, there is a danger of a fatal crush - Full Story
June 07, 2011
Predicting criminal behavior: DHS takes a page from 'Minority Report' Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Predicting criminal behavior: DHS takes a page from 'Minority Report'

The Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST) Project uses high-tech sensors to detect indicators of potential criminal activity - Full Story
April 27, 2011
I had a lot of fun, but it wasn't a riot Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

I had a lot of fun, but it wasn't a riot

I have always appreciated that life allows for one to experience its wonders from many different perspectives.... - Full Story
February 22, 2011
The ‘Madison Method’ for crowd control Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

The ‘Madison Method’ for crowd control

Rarely is there an opportunity for so many officers to look so good — or so bad — in front of the public as during a crowd-control event - Full Story
September 10, 2010
Justin Bieber walks after hitting Md. trooper with water balloon Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Justin Bieber walks after hitting Md. trooper with water balloon

The 16-year-old entertainer is the one who's all wet after water balloon toss on Md. trooper - Full Story
August 25, 2010
Your duty gear does not include personal political opinion Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Your duty gear does not include personal political opinion

When a rally can become a riot, police officers are the men and women in the middle, protecting demonstrators’ right to assemble and maintaining peace in the community - Full Story



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Crowd Control Columnists

10-43: Be Advised... 10-43: Be Advised...
with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
Policing with Honor Policing with Honor
with Randy Sutton