Policing Major Events: Perspectives from Around the World

James F. Albrecht, Martha Christine Dow, Darryl Plecas, Dilip K. Das

November 20, 2014 by CRC Press
Reference - 318 Pages - 8 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466588059 - CAT# K20365
Series: International Police Executive Symposium Co-Publications

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Features

    • Illuminates the complex set of factors comprising the policing of major events
    • Highlights polarizing events between police and citizens and the ensuing consequences
    • Presents real case studies of events from the U.S., UK, Canada, South Africa, and other regions
    • Examines police strategies for crowd control
    • Discusses the growing strategy of private security working with public police forces
    • Explores the enhancement of public safety and developing a functional rule of law in post-conflict regions

    Summary

    Whenever a major event requires police intervention, questions are raised about the nature of the police response. Could the police have prevented the conflict, been better prepared, reacted more quickly? Could they have acted more forcefully or brought the altercation under control more effectively? Based upon real case studies of events from all over the world, this volume explores the complex set of factors comprising the policing of major events.

    Topics covered include:

    • Police procedures in Serbia in response to sporting events and violence
    • The 2010 World Cup in South Africa as a model of best practice in governance structures, along with the region’s struggles in routine policing initiatives
    • Security operations at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Canada and the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in London in 2012
    • Community involvement to curb terrorist insurgency in North Eastern Nigeria
    • Governmental response to Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Texas
    • Revisions made to NYPD protocols following the September 11 attacks
    • Policing strategies for major events on Aboriginal and tribal lands across Canada

    Other topics include the police/protestor relationship and low-profile versus high-profile policing strategies in crowd control, the growing strategy of private security in working with public police forces, and enhancing public safety in post-conflict regions. The concepts presented in Policing Major Events: Perspectives from Around the World will enable police departments to improve their readiness for policing major events across a diverse set of events and socio-political contexts.

    This book is a co-publication with the International Police Executive Symposium.