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Strategies for Policing Mass Gatherings and Protests
Thursday, October 28, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Webinar
​Mass gatherings and protests present unique challenges to law enforcement, particularly for officers in municipalities where such events have been rare—at least until now. With protests increasing in frequency and intensity, every officer should be prepared for such an event.

The Strategies for Policing Mass Gatherings and Protests training examines laws affecting mass gatherings and protests, how the wrong response may interfere with your mission (as well as lead to lawsuits), and it offers practical tips and guidance for officer response. Participants of this course will learn:

  • Differentiating between lawful and unlawful protests
  • Use of force on protesters
  • Protest detentions and arrests
  • Restrictions affecting crowd dispersal
  • Defense of property
  • Defense of others
  • Pre-planning for a mass gathering or protest
This course is designed primarily for law enforcement officers. However, municipal elected officials and staff can also benefit from participating. Mayors, council members, managers, clerks, risk managers, and others are all welcome to attend.​

This webinar is free for members of the Insurance Pools.  For cities and towns not in the League's Insurance Pools, the webinar is available for $60 plus applicable taxes. This course is designated for 2.0 credit hours toward the Advancing Municipal Leadership certification program.

Disclaimer: This contents of this presentation, provided by the North Carolina League of Municipalities, is intended for educational and informational purposes only, and it does not constitute legal advice. Accordingly, no attorney-client relationship is created by this presentation. Members of the audience for this presentation are directed to consult with their respective municipal attorney from their city, town, or village when seeking such advice. N.C.G.S. § 160A-173