Policing Protests: A Guide for Police

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation has released Policing Protests Lessons from the Occupy Movement, Ferguson & Beyond: A Guide for Police which details best practices for law enforcement handling protest movements.

The document touches on the history of political protest in the United States, noting “the rapid emergence of the Occupy movement made it clear that police organizations around the nation had very different levels of experience with and preparedness for such events.”

Key lessons learned stress the importance of education, facilitation, communication, and differentiation when it comes to policing protests.

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