riot control operation

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Noun1.riot control operation - the measures taken to control a riotriot control operation - the measures taken to control a riot
control - the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
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The scenarios were mentally and physically challenging; the platoon learned how to handle uncooperative inmates during unarmed self-defense situations, forced cell extractions, and riot control operations. The experience allowed the platoon to create internal standard operating procedures and empowered leaders to exercise critical thinking skills, which are crucial to platoon growth and development.
Horses used in riot control operations step in during work stoppages and football matches.
"Riot control operations were carried out by Public Security Force (PSF) units that used force and firearms in an excessive manner that was, on many occasions, unnecessary, disproportionate and indiscriminate," said the report.