Tuesday, April 28, 2015



Watch video tape of any major American riot and sooner or later you will see protestors breaking windows on police cars.  Police cars with $4,000 worth of decals, $8,000 worth of radios and computers, and shotguns, patrol rifles, and emergency gear can easily be $50,000 worth of publicly owned equipment.

Frequently the vehicles have the windows smashed, body dented, vehicles get overturned and even set on fire.  As part of your crowd control and riot response strategy you need to protect your police vehicles.  No police vehicle should be parked alone.  No police vehicle should be left unattended.

You need to plan on several locations where officers can park their vehicles in a safe location.  The vehicles should be out of public view if possible.  A sufficient number of officers should be left with the vehicles to insure an immediate response to anyone trying to damage the cars.  Allowing your police vehicles to be destroyed due to a failure to plan is poor police work; that's what the SGT Says.

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