Small-Scale Special Event Preparedness
This is a stand-alone document intended to explore the primary issues surrounding the planning for small-scale special events and other public gatherings. Examples of these events are fairs, concerts, and other organized or known gatherings of people. Events related to the demonstration or exercise of rights to free speech are not addressed, as these may include different considerations and procedures. This document examines the predominant areas surrounding the planning and safety for these events, with the intention of providing law enforcement executives with essential information to make informed decisions when developing policies or action plans for their agencies.