Article Out Loud - Protests: Balancing First Amendment Rights and Public Safety

An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, February 22, 2023.

Peaceful protests can occasionally escalate into civil disobedience or unlawful rioting, with those in and around the gathering exhibiting varying behaviors. By working with law enforcement agencies, public safety planners and responders are better equipped to plan and train for events and effectively respond if conditions change. Communication and collaboration are critical.

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Matthew Loeslie
Matthew Loeslie

Dr. Matthew Loeslie is an Assistant Professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He has also held several leadership positions in academia, including academic dean at a community and technical college, program director of the criminal justice program at a state university, and faculty member. Additionally, Matthew has extensive experience in emergency response and training, having served as the training manager for the Minnesota Emergency Response and Industrial Training (MERIT) Center and worked as a police officer and trainer in Minnesota. He holds a Doctor of Criminal Justice from the California University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Leadership from Concordia University-St. Paul, and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from South Dakota State University.



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