Davidov, Peter
Public Order Best Practices with NTOA National Standards

This seminar will introduce attendees to the NTOA National Standards for Public Order teams and events. Topics will include the reason and history and background for creating the standards, and the foundation concepts that the standards are based on. Additionally, the presentation will cover issues related to policing violent political protests, challenges faced, tactics utilized by protestors, and lessons learned by law enforcement.

Peter Davidov - Bio
Peter Davidov has served in law enforcement since 1992 when he began his career as a reserve police officer for the Metropolitan Police in Washington, DC. He has served as a United States Capitol Police Officer, Scottsdale, AZ Police Officer and as a Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration. He has spent the majority of his career with the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) in Maryland. Peter has extensive experience as a firearms and general instructor. He has taught entry level and advanced police training in use of force and firearms. He has specialized in the highly demanding area of police response to civil disorder, an environment in which police use of force is highly scrutinized. He has trained for civil disturbance since he began his law enforcement career. Peter was one of the founding members and lead trainers of Montgomery County’s Special Event Response Team (SERT) which is responsible for handling civil disturbance. He has responded to many major events including IMF protests in Washington, DC, the 2009 G20 protest in Pittsburgh, PA, Presidential Inaugurations in 1992, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017, the 2015 Baltimore Civil Unrest and multiple protests in 2020 in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. He was the CDU leader for Montgomery County’s SERT response to the Baltimore unrest. He was the part of the command team for MCPDs emergency response to the United States Capitol on January 6th, 2021. He is one of the founding members of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) CDU subcommittee and served as chairman of the committee from 2015-2017 and is the current Chairman. He is currently a member of the National Institute of Justice’s Special Technical Committee for CDU personal protective equipment. As a member of the STC he travelled to the United Kingdom and Germany to meet with public order and crowd control experts and practitioners in November of 2017. He presented at the National Public Order Workshop in Ottawa, Canada in November of 2019 at the invitation of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He is a consultant for the DHS Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, AL serving as a crowd management instructor and subject matter expert. He is a member of the National Tactical Officers Association Public Order Working group.