Civil Unrest Resources

Community Unrest Tabletop Simulation

MML is hosting a Preparing for Community Unrest simulation, held as a Zoom meeting on Thursday, February 10, 2021. The fee to participate is $25 to cover the cost of training materials with a limited number of scholarships available. For more information, contact MML Education Services Director Tom Reynolds at tomr@mdmunicipal.orgRegister Here.

Best Practices for Policing Protests

The NYU School of Law's Policing Project has developed new guidance on how to police demonstrations to protect public safety and democratic freedoms. Download this set of materials on best practices for policing demonstrations. Drawing from social science and importantly – learned experiences of policing leaders themselves – it outlines how policing agencies can and should strike the balance between protecting public safety and protecting democratic freedoms

Divided Communities Project

The DCP’s initial focus was to transform the insights and lessons of dispute resolution interveners into tangible principles, guidelines, and suggestions that local public officials and community leaders could immediately deploy to strengthen their broad-based capacity to meet such challenges.  

Powering Through the Unprecedented

In ICMA's End of Year issue of Public Management (PM) Magazine, Local government leaders react to the challenges of 2020 and share their tips to adapt in 2021.  Topics include:

  • Civic Unrest
  • Addressing Racial, Structural, and Systemic Inequities
  • Economic Restoration
  • The Future of Work
  • Leading Through Disruption (by Tanisha R. Briley, Gaithersburg City Manager)
  • Police Governance and Service Delivery
  • Threats and Emergencies