Crowd Management and Civil Demonstrations Webinar Package

$230 value - now $100 for members and $125 for non-members!

During these extraordinarily challenging times, the ability of police leaders, elected officials, and communities to prepare for, respond to, and successfully manage demonstrations and protests is more critical than ever. As always, the IACP stands ready to ensure its members and non-members have the tools and resources needed to address the challenges they are facing. View this package to see the wide array of virtual education available to members and non-members that address crowd management and civil demonstrations.

  • Crowd Management Policy and Tactics - A Global Perspective

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    A panel webinar that provides information on the various forms of crowd management tactics international law enforcement agencies have deployed to address civil disturbances and demonstrations.

    A panel webinar that provides information on the various forms of crowd management tactics international law enforcement agencies have deployed to address civil disturbances and demonstrations. 

    Target Audience: Law enforcement personnel

    Overall Objective: To provide law enforcement personnel with an international perspective on promising practices regarding crowd management policies and tactics

    Includes: A webinar that highlights effective crowd management policies and tactics through a discussion between subject experts including IACP President Chief Steven R. Casstevens and law enforcement executives from the United States, Canada, The Netherlands, and France.

  • Riot Medic: Tactical Emergency Medical Support of Civil Disturbance Units

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This conference workshop presentation covers the unique challenges of providing emergency medical care to officers and civilians during protests and riots, along with the a healthy dose of lessons learned by the team as it matured during a period of extremely active protests in Portland.

    This conference workshop presentation covers the unique challenges of providing emergency medical care to officers and civilians during protests and riots, along with the a healthy dose of lessons learned by the team as it matured during a period of extremely active protests in Portland. Damon and Morgan are founding members of Portland Fire's Rapid Response Team medical program. Franz is the Team Leader. In just over three years, they have accumulated significant experience in tactical medical care in civil disorders.

    Morgan West

    Sergeant, Oregon Army National Guard

    Morgan has been a Coast Guardsman, a Secret Service agent, and a Portland Firefighter. He is a flight paramedic in the Oregon Army National Guard.

    Damon Simmons

    Lieutenant, Portland, Oregon, Bureau of Fire & Rescue

    Lt. Simmons has been with Portland Fire & Rescue for over 21 years. He is currently the team lead for the group of EMT's that are embedded with the Portland Police Bureau's Rapid Response Team. This is the Police Bureau's all hazards and crowd control team. Portland, Oregon recently experienced over 100 consecutive days of civil unrest that often devolved into violence.

    Franz Schoening

    Lieutenant, Portland, Oregon, Bureau of Police

    Franz Schoening is a Lieutenant with the Portland Police Bureau and his most recent assignment was as the Team Commander for the Bureau's Rapid Response Team, the specialized team that responds to large protests and demonstrations. Lt. Schoening has served as a police officer for 23 years and has over 12 years of experience working protests and demonstrations both in the field with the Rapid Response Team and in the command post with the Police Bureau's incident management team.  

  • The Evolution of Protests in the 21st Century and Effective Strategies for Managing Them

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This conference workshop presentation features executives from a law enforcement agency that has managed 100+ protests over the last few years sharing the strategies they've implemented that have been most effective in handling protests, lessons that have been learned, and adjustments that have been made operationally.

    This conference workshop presentation features executives from a law enforcement agency that has managed 100+ protests over the last few years sharing the strategies they've implemented that have been most effective in handling protests, lessons that have been learned, and adjustments that have been made operationally. Several changes in the dynamics of protests and demonstrations have emerged in recent years. Many law enforcement agencies have experienced these shifts firsthand, and they must not only ensure protesters are able to exercise their First Amendment rights but also facilitate demonstrations, protect the public against threats of violence, and preserve officer safety and wellness. 

    Jeremy Warnick

    Director of Communications & Media Relations, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Police Department

    Jeremy Warnick is the Director of Communications and Media Relations at the Cambridge Police Department, where he facilitates information between the police department, the media, and the people who live, work, visit and study in Cambridge via the department's website, social media channels, e-mail platforms and marketing programs. He has more than 15 years of communications experience with city governments and major corporate brands, including ESPN and LoJack Corporation. 

    Branville Bard, PhD

    Commissioner, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Police Department

    Dr. Branville G. Bard, Jr. became the City of Cambridge Police Departments fourth Police Commissioner in August of 2017. Prior to this, Bard served as the Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety of the Philadelphia Housing Authority Police Department. He began his law enforcement career as a member of the Philadelphia Police Department where he proudly served for nearly 22 years before retiring at the rank of Inspector. Bard has earned a Doctorate in Public Administration from Valdosta State University, he holds two masters degrees and a B.A. in Criminal Justice. Commissioner Bard is a reform-minded pracademic, heavily influenced by social and procedural justice movements; he is a subject matter expert on racial profiling and frequently lectures on the topic. He is an accomplished professor teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has been the recipient of many departmental and community service-related awards and citations. He is married with three children.

    Jack Albert

    Superintendent, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Police Department

    Superintendent Jack Albert oversees the Operations Division for the Cambridge Police Department, which encompasses all Patrol Officers and patrol personnel, as well as the Traffic Enforcement Unit and Tactical Operations. Aside from Commissioner Bard, he also serves as the lead sworn spokesperson for the department. Raised in Cambridge, Superintendent Albert has been with the Cambridge Police Department for more than 30 years. Prior to being promoted to Superintendent, Albert served as a Deputy Superintendent, and spent time in the Traffic Enforcement Unit and Patrol Operations.

    Rick Riley

    Deputy Superintendent, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Police Department

    Deputy Superintendent Rick Riley has served with the Cambridge Police Department for 28 years. As a Patrol Officer he was assigned to day and night Patrol Operations. As a Sergeant he supervised the Crime Analysis and Technical Services Units. Upon promotion to Lieutenant, he became the Commanding Officer for the Training and Certification Unit, coordinating recruit officer training and developing the annual in-service training for veteran officers. He also served as the Commanding Officer for the Traffic and Dignitary Protection Unit. In this role he managed proactive traffic enforcement operations, fatal crash investigations and dignitary protection operations working with federal and state partners. He also serves as a member of the city's Vision Zero Steering Committee, working to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes. In his current assignment he oversees all day uniformed Patrol Operations including Traffic and Dignitary protection. Deputy Superintendent Riley holds a BS in Human Resource Management from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and an MS in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College.  

  • Use-of-Force, Crowd Control, and Civil Disturbances: A Brief Primer - FLETC

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This conference workshop presentation discusses the requirements and considerations for the use of force in crowd control and civil disturbance situations.

    This conference workshop presentation discusses the requirements and considerations for the use of force in crowd control and civil disturbance situations.

    Paul Sullivan

    Branch Chief, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)

    Paul Sullivan is the Legal Administration Branch Chief at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia. As a member of the Legal Division, he performs personnel management responsibilities, monitors the required quarterly progress reports, and submit reports to the Division Chief identifying needed areas of courses, text, document revision, and development. He also teaches various courses in constitutional law, criminal law, and use of force.  Mr. Sullivan has also instructed in the Enforcement Operations Branch, teaching patrol skills, basic tactics, and practical aspects dealing with the use of force to basic students and the Use of Force Instructor Training Program. Paul served as a police officer in Leawood, Kansas before attending Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska.  He graduated from Creighton University School of Law with a concentration in criminal law and became a prosecutor in 2002.  In 2010, Paul worked for the U.S. State Department in Liberia, Africa, where he assisted in rebuilding the justice system in cooperation with the Liberian Ministry of Justice by training judges, magistrates, and police officers.  In 2013, Paul was a Prosecution Justice Advisor, representing the State Department as part of Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-435, in the National Security Courts, Parwan, Afghanistan.  He was an Advisor to Afghan Prosecutors in over three-hundred trials involving defendants charged with terrorism related offenses under the Laws of Armed Conflict (LOAC). 

    Daniel Schaefer

    Senior Legal Instructor, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)

    Daniel Schaefer is a Senior Legal Instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers in Glynco, Georgia. Prior to working for the federal government, he owned and operated a law firm in Colorado, focusing on legal defense and administrative representation of police officers and other first responders. Originally from Germany, Daniel immigrated to the U.S. in 1999 and became a U.S. citizen in 2014.  He had a long career as Police Officer, spanning two countries and over 20 years. In his previous careers, he also held positions in police unions with the goal of enhancing police officer's rights and work conditions. Daniel received his Juris Doctor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2012.