This webinar has been designed to provide information for public safety agencies responding to today’s uniquely and challenging incidents of organized protests and spontaneous events. It is vital that agencies strengthen their respective reputations with regard to community-oriented government by enhancing its capability to professionally respond to civil protests and spontaneous disorder events.
The webinar presenters will be some of the experienced professionals in the field and will provide training for all sworn and civilian public safety personnel. The presentation will cover the following areas of subject matter:
1. History of Past Policing Tactics Utilized Responding to Civil Protests
2. Policing and the 1918 Influenza
3. Gathering Information and Preparation
4. Modern Intervention/Response Strategies and Police Legitimacy
5. Keys to Effective Verbal De-escalation in Crowds
6. Basic Types of Protests/Disorders
7. Roles and responsibilities/Rules of Engagement
8. Today’s Unique Equipment Considerations
9. Basic Response Formations
10. Challenges Making Arrests
11. After-action Reporting
1. Review public safety response to civil protest case studies: success and failure
2. Understand the role of “Verbal De-escalation” when responding to civil protests
3. Clarify the role of the agency’s chief executive, command staff, and all sworn and civilian members of the department before during and after an event. (Who is in charge of managing the demonstration/protest)
4. Discuss Intelligence and information management (how the police can prepare for protests)
5. Discuss modern responses to public protest/spontaneous events and police legitimacy
6. Identify personal protective equipment options and consideration for police use at an organized or spontaneous protest or disorder event under pandemic conditions.
7. Discuss law enforcement personnel logistical considerations at an organized or spontaneous protest or disorder event under pandemic conditions.
8. Discuss crowd control squad formations and movement in response to an organized or spontaneous protest or disorder event under pandemic conditions.
9. Discuss mass arrest logistical considerations at an organized or spontaneous protest or disorder event under pandemic conditions.
10. Review the essentials of debriefing and the “After-action Report.”