The mass demonstrations of 2020 and 2021 have been different than previous years. Recently, increasing numbers of mass demonstrations and protests have been about and directed toward law enforcement. These demonstrations have been planned and coordinated, effectively leveraged social media and messaging applications, and used more advanced logistics and tactics to counteract known law enforcement and government response strategies. They have been characterized by larger numbers of participants who came from all walks of life, smaller groups who were dynamic and fluid in their movements and were more organized than the responding law enforcement agencies, and posed challenges to well-practiced law enforcement standard operating procedures and crowd control strategies. The lessons learned from the responses to these demonstrations have shown the need for innovative approaches to preparation and response to protests that both preserve democracy and public safety. This webinar will highlight some of the common themes, lessons learned, and promising practices from the public safety responses to these recent mass demonstrations.
Other Webinars with this Organization:
- Sept 8: Metric Development and Data Collection with Community Partners
- Oct 6: Gun Violence Reduction: Solutions, Tools, and Trends
- Oct 19: Lessons on Compassionate Policing from Joe Smarro of the HBO Documentary Ernie & Joe
- Nov 30: Crisis Intervention Models in Small and Rural Agencies
- Jan 19: The Public Safety Implications of Ghost Guns
- March 10: Officer Safety and Wellness in Rapidly Changing Times
- May 3: Active Bystandership: Applications for Criminal Justice Agencies
- June 16: Changing Police Encounters through Procedural Justice Training
- Aug 23: Lessons Learned from the Post-George Floyd and Capitol Protests (this webinar)
- Oct 13: Managing High-Risk Adolescents: A Case Study of the Averted Paw Paw HS and Southaven Pier Shooting
About the National Policing Institute: Formerly known as the National Police Foundation, the National Policing Institute’s mission is to pursue excellence in policing through innovation and science. It is the oldest nationally-known, non-profit, non-partisan, and non-membership-driven organization dedicated to improving America’s most noble profession – policing.
The National Policing Institute has been on the cutting edge of police innovation for over 50 years since it was established by the Ford Foundation as a result of the President’s Commission on the Challenge of Crime in a Free Society (1967) and the related conclusions of the Kerner and Eisenhower Commissions, taking place during the same era.