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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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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
July 08, 2010
Rioting for fun and profit Dave Smith - The Winning Mind

Rioting for fun and profit

One of the best sociology books ever written was a wonderfully insightful text written by the late Edward... - Full Story
May 10, 2010
Calif. police snipers end deadly standoff Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Calif. police snipers end deadly standoff

A 20-year-old suspect held his own mother at gunpoint for 30 hours - Full Story
December 28, 2009
Policing with honor: The three levels of accountability Randy Sutton - Policing with Honor

Policing with honor: The three levels of accountability

“N.J. Officer Charged With Staging Own Shooting” “Pipe Bomb Hero Cop Arrested”... - Full Story
October 30, 2009
Police on Halloween: DWI, vandalism, and gunfights Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Police on Halloween: DWI, vandalism, and gunfights

On Halloween night last year in Sumter, South Carolina, an ex-convict who “thought he was being... - Full Story
June 17, 2009
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... - Full Story



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with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief