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Civil Unrest in 2024—Preparing for the Year Ahead

Civil Unrest in 2024—Preparing for the Year Ahead

  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police (Ret.)
  • Webinar, N/A
  • Jan 22, 2024
Course Length:
  • 2-hour
Registration Fee:
    • $125.00 for the first attendee – $75.00 per each additional attendee

In a year like 2024, with contentious elections ahead and a clear willingness on the part of many across the country to demonstrate their political dissatisfaction in a manner that involves damage to property and persons across the country, it is incumbent on law enforcement leaders to (1) learn from recent cases of civil unrest and (2) apply those lessons to proactively prepare your people for the challenges ahead.

In this 2-hour webinar, Chief Harry P. Dolan (ret.) will utilize his personal experiences as a police Chief dealing with civil unrest, as well as case studies in the management of disorderly crowds, to present attendees with key take-aways for preparing to confront civil unrest in a way that is constitutionally sound and most likely to minimize threats to officers and the public.

Topics discussed will include:

  • Clarifying the Rules of Engagement in the Face of Massive Property Damage—Is it “Just a Building”? 
  • Identifying the Most Dangerous Actors in a Crowd and Focusing Resources on Containing Them
  • The Role of Verbal De-Escalation Principles in the Early Stages of Civil Unrest Incidents
  • Avoiding Excessive Repetition in Maintaining Order in the Face of “Mob Mentality”
  • Preparing for the Leadership Tests Before, During, and After Police Engagement with Civil Unrest


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