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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Basic Crowd Behavior and Dynamics–
This program was developed to help public safety personnel to understand the dynamics of crowds and associated behaviors of individuals in a crowd setting in order to better predict and mitigate potential public safety hazards.
Capt. Richards Nable, formally of Atanta and Fulton County PD,provides an overview of some of the safety risks associated with high-density crowds and with mass panic in a crowd setting. The course is based on human behavior models and practical applications through video evidence from the scenes of several different crowd tragedies. This video will cover learning to identify pre-incident indicators that a crowd may be becoming dangerous or unstable, ways to prevent or mitigate undesirable outcomes, panic behaviors that can create casualties in certain crowd events and how to plan an effective response.
Reality Training: How to handle a volatile crowd– 1
What should you do when you need to make an arrest in a potentially dangerous crowd? Dave Smith reviews footage of a crowd that violently intervened in an arrest and provides key safety tips for cops who are outnumbered in a volatile situation.
Police move in on protestors in downtown Portland– 1
Police arrested several people among protesters who gathered downtown and demanded the police chief step down.
LAPD officers shake hands with anti-Trump protesters– 6
The video shows protesters lining up to shake hands with LAPD officers.
Portland police clear protest from street–
Immigrants, their advocates and others opposing a Donald Trump presidency continued to protest Sunday, speaking out against the president-elect's support of deportation and other measures.
Mob attacks students, cops at Philly college–
As many as 100 juveniles were involved in disturbances.
Philippine police van rams protesters–
Officer Franklin Kho said he didn't deliberately hit the protesters but was trying to drive away because they were hitting the vehicle with wooden clubs.
Portland police clash with protesters outside city hall–
Portland police push protesters out of city hall when an unruly protest ensues after the city council approves police contract.
1K people rush stage at outdoor concert in Philly–
Hip hop artist Jay Electronica called for people to join him on stage.
Cleveland police take victory lap as RNC comes to calm close–
During five days of mostly tame demonstrations, police made just 23 arrests.
Calif. protesters block road– 1
Major roadways are becoming the focal point for many standoffs between protesters and police across the nation.
21 officers hurt during Minn. protest–
The officers were hurt from demonstrators "throwing rocks, bottles, fireworks and bricks."
Brussels police chief knocked out during protest– 1
Chief had been chasing people who had attacked police even though he was not wearing extensive protective gear.
Police, EMS plan for RNC in security meeting–
Cleveland's police and EMS divisions are ramping up for this summer's Republican National Convention.
Trump protest requires crowd control tactics from Mo. PD–
At least four people were arrested and police used pepper spray on at least twice.
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