Crowd Control Explained For Any Barrie Dentist, Toronto Downtown Condo Owner, Bed & Breakfast Manager, Or Seller Of Niagara Falls Packages Or Justin Bieber Posters
Big events can result in a lot of fun for a lot of people and good memories being formed that will last a long time. However, any big event that involves a lot of people has the potential to turn sour if the crowd should turn unruly or even violent. This is especially likely to happen during a protest march when emotions are running high, so here are some tips for keeping things under control and making sure your event isn't remembered as the one where some poor dentist from Barrie Ontario got trampled.
Whenever you're planning a large public gathering, always inform the local police and get a permit to hold your event. Letting the police know ahead of time and getting them on board will provide you with automatic event security. It will also help defuse tensions with people who are trying to drive down a blocked street to get to their Toronto bed & breakfast and the locals who live in the protest area because there will be alternate routes marked and advance warning given.
Before holding your event, plan out what messages you want to convey to the crowd. In big groups, people are highly susceptible to mob mentality, which means if you can convince a few of the easily led people to do what you want, whether that's feel sad for a murdered boy or get angry over a human rights violation, the rest will likely follow. So make sure no one is going to suggest things like breaking into a condo in downtown Toronto or attacking the police.
If you do not have the police present at your event, you will need to hire event security. This may mean you don't have enough left in the budget to afford Niagara Falls packages for visiting dignitaries, but it will be worth it in the long run knowing there are people out there to make sure the crowd doesn't get out of hand. In a pinch, you can also use members of your own organization or volunteers as a security detail as long as you train them to respond to crisis situations.
A large part of the crowd control responsibilities will fall on the leader of the event, however, so make sure you know how to counter suggestions from the crowd that they break a shop window and burn a Justin Bieber poster. Nip any violent suggestions in the bud - don't wait to see how they pan out - and have the rabble rousers removed from the event.