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NCJ Number: 36392 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE OFFICER AND THE HOSTILE CROWD - TRAINING KEY
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Publication Number: 200
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ENABLING THE INDIVIDUAL POLICE OFFICER TO COME OUT OF A HOSTILE CROWD SAFELY BASED ON THE PRINCIPLE OF ESCALATION OF FORCE.
Abstract: ESSENTIALLY THIS PRINCIPLE MEANS THAT THE OFFICER TAKES FORCEFUL ACTION ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY, AND ESCALATES HIS USE OF FORCE GRADUALLY AND ONLY WHEN COMPELLED BY A DETERIORATING SITUATION. DISCUSSED ARE THE OFFICER'S INITIAL REACTION TO A HOSTILE CROWD, COMMUNICATIONS, PROCEDURES FOR WHEN THE OFFICER FINDS HIMSELF TOO CLOSE TO THE CROWD TO ESCAPE (WHETHER IN A PATROL CAR OR ON FOOT), AND USE OF LETHAL AND NONLETHAL WEAPONS. ALSO CONSIDERED ARE PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING HOSTILE CROWDS WHEN THE POLICE OFFICER HAS A PRISONER AND FOR RESPONDING TO OFFICER-NEEDS-HELP CALLS. A DISCUSSION GUIDE AND QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS BASED ON THE TEXT ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Course materials; Crowd behavior; Crowd control; Patrol procedures; Police crowd control training; Police tactical deployment; Riot control; Riot prevention
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