Crowd Management and Control 

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for managing crowds and preserving the peace during demonstrations and civil disturbances.

This agency will strive to effectively manage crowds during demonstrations or civil disturbances to prevent loss of life, injury, or property damage and minimize disruption to persons who are uninvolved. Officers encountering such incidents shall adhere to this policy to protect life, property, and the exercise of First Amendment rights. In rare circumstances involving emergencies, and in widespread highly volatile civil unrest with the potential for widespread violence, the incident commander (IC) may temporarily suspend any policy, provision, or guideline contained herein when such action is determined to be the only reasonable alternative for the prevention of loss of life or major property damage.

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