Missouri 2023 Lesson Summaries
2023 Lesson 17: Crowd Control
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.