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Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP)

Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP)

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.
Main News Columns Videos
April 13, 2011

Officer braves cold water to rescue bridge jumper

Bangor, Maine Officer Rob Angelo dove in to save troubled woman, who jumped from 40 feet - Full Story
March 28, 2011

Cop barricades self in home, dies in standoff

Veteran Sgt. David Powell barricaded himself inside his home Sunday and called police to tell them he was armed - Full Story
March 22, 2011

Woman squeezes through squad window, drives away

The handcuffed woman squeezed through the window to the front seat and drove off, crashing into a pickup truck - Full Story
March 15, 2011

Questions haunt NY cop's friendly-fire death

The plainclothes cop was shot when he arrived at a scene where cops had shot and killed a knifewielding Satan worshiper - Full Story
March 13, 2011

NY officer killed after pushed down stairs by EDP

Officer Alain Schaberger landed on his head and broke his neck early Sunday - Full Story
March 07, 2011

TASER ends standoff with suicidal mom, son

The mentally ill woman barricaded herself in a home and threatened to kill herself and her 10-year-old son - Full Story
March 06, 2011

2 Ore. officers shot during EDP response

One critically wounded, the other injured by shrapnel after 61-year-old man opens fire - Full Story
January 28, 2011

Video: Man in underwear causes Calif. standoff

He was booked on charges of vandalism and indecent exposure - Full Story
January 20, 2011

NH man seeks leniency after threatening cop

Man accused of threatening to kill a police officer said in court that he was drunk at the time, and that he really is 'not a troublemaker' - Full Story
January 06, 2011

Victim's brother accuses NJ police of excessive force in fatal shooting

"We expected them to subdue him and take him to the hospital," the brother said after the shooting Tuesday - Full Story



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Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) Columnists

More Than A Cop More Than A Cop
with Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski
Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts
with Force Science Institute