A public place is prone to the great possibility of creating an attraction for a large number of people. Once a crowd is established by a certain social and psychological reason, it often ends up seeking the assistance of crowd control units such as the police to disperse it to neutralize the possibility of civil disobedience.
Crowd has the potential to grow in numbers and become an unruly mob because of the presence of other people caught in between. Most crowds with single ideology congregate on public place aiming for the sympathy of the public. The attraction being created by the few crowd of cause the audience to kindle some thoughts of joining in and this will increase their numbers.
From a few number of aggressive group of individuals, such as in political rallies, you can observe that the small group is attracting the attention of the public. They are doing street programs, stimulating awareness to the audience and later inciting hatred. The peaceful crowd of people may turn into having a single ideology that has the potential to be unruly and chaotic.
This kind of crowd is converted into a psychological crowd after the bravados created in the mind of the audience the common purpose about the call of a much louder voice of the people. Political rally is more on stimulating awareness and having the potential to incite sympathy of the masses that grow to hatred and disobedience.
Crowd control management is consequently needed for the dispersal of this kind of crowd. One element of the dispersal of this kind of crowd is the separation of the bravados or leaders in order to eliminate the continuing growth of hatred. Sympathizers can normally disperse themselves and the crowd is neutralized.
In handling crowd control, the main objective is keeping people, equipment and property safe during large congregations. Likewise, the control and management of crowdis important for maintaining peace and order within immediate vicinity of establishments like in corporate buildings, schools, government offices, and more.
Sporting events and musical concerts also experience crowd of people and it is important to have crowd control unit in order to maintain peace and order. It is important to bear in mind that not all crowd control systems are the same. Many use posts and belt headsthat connect to one another, barricades to separate the crowd with the secured area, and crowd control team to perform escort and secure VIPs.
All crowd control systems are designed mainly to secure the interest of the well-established institution or entity. Likewise, the safety of the general public is the primordial concern as well.