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Missouri 2023 Lesson Summaries

2023 Lesson 17: Crowd Control


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This is an online technical skills course. This lesson focuses on crowd control techniques for law enforcement officers. It explains the First Amendment rights that officers must consider when managing a crowd or demonstration. It then discusses proper planning and information gathering options before a demonstration begins. The lesson further describes specific recommendations for officer actions after a planned or spontaneous demonstration gathers. Finally, the lesson discusses use of force recommendations and other steps officers can take when arrests or dispersal of a crowd is required.

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