Riot Control



Inthe following huge mega event, there is need to place the prioritiesstraight to come up with clear operational strategies that willsafeguard the interests of all participants. Hence, my daunting taskwill be to ensure that the DRNC meeting happens successively withoutany occurrence of hitches and jams that arise from departmentaldifferences. More so, in the case of the expected swelling crowdsparticipating in rioting the DRNC meeting, I will constitutestrategies that will quell the riots in an orderly fashion with theleast number of casualties. The following write-up aims to explainthe strategies I would take up to promote new ideas from the frontline officers who come in contact with the rioting citizens. More so,there will be explanations of the ways to allow a fluid flow of newideas within all departments involved in hosting the DRNC.

Tostart with, there is a need to understand the dynamics involved withthe DRNC meeting in Miami. First, the huge aspect revolves around thecrowd management. Managing the huge crowds demands the usage of thespecial police task forces and units to regulate the movement ofpeople during the week long DRNC meeting. The crowd managementstudies the capacity planning for the venue, the potential risks fromthe crowds, capacity building, preparedness planning, and incidenceresponse. To accomplish such tasks, there is a structured schedulefollowed by all the departments involved in the planning of the DRNCmeeting. More particularly, the security agencies have a huge task toplay to ensure citizens’ safety with heightened orderliness in themeeting. Additionally, my teams have to place particular interest onthe venue of the DRNC. The interest will cover the study of theterrain, the nature of the site to determine if it is closed oropened. Since the event is a week-long and public affair, thecapacity of the venue will be a pivotal factor to put intoconsideration. Conversely, the other stakeholders such as the localbusinesses, the residents of the area, the news reporters, the NGOs,the local administrations have to present representatives who willpresent the interests of each party to the planning team to cater forall the objectives and interests of the participants.

Thecrowd control techniques have to lower the and limit the number ofinjuries in case a riot erupts. Since the older committee wasdisbanded, there is the little application of the old techniques tocounter the participants of the riots. More so, the older methodsamounted to severe injuries to the rioters that shunned the image ofthe police departments. The police front line layout is the leadingkey to a successful crowd control. The front police will form asquare formation with a commander at the center of each team. Thecommand team has protection from all four sides by echelon of troopsmade of ten to twelve police officers. Also, there is an arrest teamin the troops. The primary offensive weapon to use will be the baton.The direct usage of a rifle escalates the tension among the crowds aslearned from the previous tactical planners. More so, some riotersmay manage to take the rifles away from a police officer in the frontline, and the results could be detrimental to all participants of theriot. The usage of non-lethal rounds will also be imperative tocharge to a hugely aggressive crowd. The usage of the non-lethalrounds is the last resort since the primary aim of the front lineofficers is to calm the crowd and get them to return to their homes,rather than the common mistake of beating up the rioters in aone-sided battle.

Theleading component to the secure holding of the DRNC meeting is toensure there is no chance for the riots to happen. In so doing, thebarriers making crowd control difficult will be minimized. However,some riots just happen unexpectedly, and in such a situation, theappropriate response from the front line officers will be to calm theprotesters with a huge refrain of launching offensive responsetactics to the crowd. The fine balancing act ignored by the previouscommittees is to have tactical units that view the protesters as thesame people they are entrusted to serve and protect as opposed to thetypical cases where the police see the protesters as enemies.

Variousinputs led me to arrive at the mentioned conclusions. Among them isthe observations of past riots and the consequential grievances afterthe riots. The business communities and the residents incur losses inany instance of riots. Hence, the need to have all private and publicparties in the planning for the DRNC meeting is to allocate resourcesthat will deal with the objectives of the public and private partiesin the DRNC meeting. More so, my implementation procedure aims firstto establish a voluntary passive compliance from the rioters hence,the front lie officers will have the necessary kits and gadgets tocontrol a gathering crowd blocking designated regions of the venuefor the DRNC meeting. More so, my reasons aim to control the rumorsspread in a riot. The effects of rumors in a riot are detrimentaltowards any achievement of calmness from the rioters. Also, thearrival to such conclusions aim first to ensure there are a smoothDRNC meetings, and most importantly, to minimize the number ofcasualties from the protesters as possible. Besides, the new approachaims to promote information and idea sharing in the tactical unitsand change the stereotype that the tactical units are areas where newideas cannot prosper.