What is Civil Unrest? - Definition & Preparedness

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Which of the following characterizes an incident that can be referred to as civil unrest?

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1. Why is it important for law enforcement agencies to have a civil unrest preparedness plan?

2. Why is it important to consider multi-agency law enforcement cooperation in a civil unrest preparedness plan?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are distinct differences between civil unrest and violent protests. On the quiz, you'll encounter questions about civil unrest incidents as well as civil unrest preparedness plans.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz covers:

  • What characterizes an incident of civil unrest
  • The importance of preparedness plans
  • Why multi-agency law enforcement cooperation matters for civil unrest preparedness plans
  • Elements included in a civil unrest preparedness plan
  • How private citizens can prepare for civil unrest incidents

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about elements that could be included in a law enforcement civil unrest preparedness plan
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding to explain why law enforcement agencies should have a plan for handling civil unrest incidents
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about multi-agency law enforcement cooperation and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, read the lesson titled What is Civil Unrest? - Definition & Preparedness. This lesson will teach you about:

  • The definition of civil unrest
  • The importance of addressing cyber disobedience
  • Examples of civil unrest in the United States
  • The role of the media in civil unrest incidents
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