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.
Dave Smith discusses the condition of excited delirium and the traits that are common in cases of excited delirium. This is a medical emergency that can put the community at risk at times. Dave presents a video of an excited delirium case that occurred in 2009 as an example of how to properly handle an intense case of this type.