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Public Order and Public Safety: Basic

16 Contact Hours


Through this course, students receive instruction in protest types and actions, legal considerations, responsibilities of public order units, and crowd control methods. The course culminates in hands-on activities that allow students to practice learned skills in a realistic context.

Course Objectives

  • Identify considerations of a protest situation
  • Discuss mitigation and de-escalation strategies that result in minimal use of force in a crisis
  • Discuss the evolution of the right to peacefully assemble and the law enforcement’s response
  • Execute a position in crowd control squad formations

Target Audience

The target audience for this course is law enforcement officers or security personnel who require training and practice in mass arrest procedures.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Course Prerequisites. To be eligible to attend the course, a student must:

Have successfully completed IS-100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System or any of the other ICS-100 series courses.
IS-700.a, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction; and

Be physically capable of the following:
(1) Standing for long periods.
(2) Walking and marching for long periods.
(3) Employing a baton in the performance of crowd control actions; and
(4) Performing lifts and carries required in the performance of mass arrest carries.

Exceptions to any of the above prerequisites may be granted on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the CDP Registrar.


9/8 – 9/12/2024
10/15 – 10/19/2024