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Control measure

Withdrawal from public disorder

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Withdrawal from public disorder

Understand:

  • The need to plan for known areas or events where public order has previously occurred, or may be predicted to occur
  • The need to carry out risk assessments using intelligence and information received from the police
  • The need to approach incidents with caution and use appropriate tactics
  • The importance of situational awareness regarding behaviour of members of the public or crowds
  • The role of the National Inter-agency Liaison Officer (NILO) during public disorder
  • The methods and considerations when withdrawing personnel, equipment and vehicles from violence or aggression

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Establish and communicate the signal and plan for rapid withdrawal during public disorder

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Put in place a plan for rapid withdrawal of personnel, equipment and vehicles from violence or aggression
  • Ensure all personnel are aware of the plan for rapid withdrawal and the signal for it

Gather regularly updated information and intelligence from the police

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Liaise with the police to gather intelligence and information to inform the risk assessment about public disorder

Consider requesting advice or assistance from the National Inter-agency Liaison Officer (NILO)

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Request advice or assistance from the NILO

Maintain situational awareness with regard to the behaviour and movement of members of the public gathered at the scene

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Maintain situational awareness of the behaviour of members of the public or crowds

Ensure operational activities allow for rapid withdrawal of personnel, vehicles and equipment during public disorder

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Adopt procedures that allow rapid withdrawal during periods of public disorder