By ROBERT LEVERONE, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness, August 02, 2023.
Large sports-related celebratory events necessitate a coordinated response from municipal government agencies and the community. Thorough planning, intelligence-based risk assessments, and stakeholder input are critical components of a comprehensive plan.
Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson.
Robert Leverone retired as a lieutenant from the Massachusetts State Police after thirty-one years of service. He was commander of the Special Emergency Response Team, an arm of the agency tasked with crowd control. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Westfield State University, and a Master of Arts degree in Homeland Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, where he wrote his thesis entitled, Crowds As Complex Adaptive Systems: Strategic Implications for Law Enforcement. He is the owner and president of Crowd Operations Dynamix Inc., specializing in training and consulting law enforcement and private industry in crowd management and control issues.