The Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) topic examines and explains nature of people with social, mental, or behavioral problems and equips cops with the tools they need to safely handle these subjects, many of whom are close to suicide. Dealing with an emotionally disturbed person can be one of the most challenging encounters for an officer on patrol.
Law abiding citizens in possession of firearms never cause me any grave concern, regardless of make, model, or caliber. Dangerously mentally-ill people and criminals are the problem, not guns — let's focus on the problem, not the instrument. - Full Story
According to research, there are 7 indicators that are precursors to violence when exhibited in the mentally ill. Aaron Bassler, a dangerous fugitive who eluded capture last fall for more than a month, fit this "profile." - Full Story
The light bars are flashing. There is a cacophony of voices. The responding officers are putting hands on a resistant subject. All hell breaks loose. This could be about any call a cop encounters, but when the call involves a person who has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) — as it did in a recent Michigan incident — the events itself and its aftermath can get even more difficult for everyone concerned. - Full Story