This course is designed for UK and International police officers and security professional that are likely to have tactical or strategic responsibility for managing public events, public protest and public disorder.

Course rationale

Involvement in the management of protest and disorder is a rapidly developing professional field. It not only affects public sector policing agencies, but also has an impact on security companies, corporations and organisations in the private sector, as well as potential protest groups. Public disorder attracts wide interest from the media, and is often in the public eye. When planned or spontaneous disorder occurs it affects all elements of society

This course will assist delegates to manage their individual and organisational risk through a programme of study, which will take the delegate through the development of public management responses, to the threat of terrorism during public protest and disorder. The overall course aim is to facilitate and develop delegate learning, and work to widen delegate knowledge of managing public order, protest and disorder.

To support this aim, the broad objectives are to familiarise delegates with the fundamentals of UK public order policing command, and UK and International response methodology; it also aims to provide the knowledge necessary to manage a broad range of public order threats, both planned and spontaneously emerging. The course content will develop delegates’ understanding of an evidence-based approach to policing public order. The course will also develop an understanding of the available responses to identified threats, of both a human and physical nature, through participation in lectures, seminars, workshops, and case studies.

Course details

10 days or 5 days (short version)
Any venue suitable for the client

Key Benefits

By the end of the Course the delegates will be able to:

  • Analyse the changes to public order policing responses
  • Apply a Decision Making Model to the decision making process of Tactical and Strategic Commanders
  • Assess how human rights impact on public order planning and delivery
  • Identify the roles and responsibility of Strategic, Tactical and Operational Commanders
  • Recognise the limitations of specialist equipment deployed in response to public disorder
  • Compare and contrast methods of command and control
  • Determine the operational needs when preparing and planning responses to public events
  • Evaluate the impact of technology on managing protest and disorder