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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.
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Columns

A secret for breaking through to delusional EDPs Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

A secret for breaking through to delusional EDPs

Homer was delusional, to put it mildly. A mental patient who’d wandered off from a minimum-security tr... - Full Story

Videos

Sniper shoots gun out of suicidal man's hand

A man threatens to kill himself while sitting on an outdoor lawn chair, having demanded a lawyer write his will and that his girlfriend watch him die.
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News

Maine man intentionally crashes into squad car

Man who "wanted to kill himself" has been charged with felony aggravated assault and aggravated criminal mischief... "there may be additional charges" - Full Story

Videos

Reality Training: Appleton P.D. Excited Delirium Case Secure - Login Required

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.

News

Video: Naked, sweaty woman steals squad car

By PoliceOne StaffWest Texas television station WOAI-TV today reported that a woman — naked, sweaty,... - Full Story

News

4 NY officers subdue naked man high on PCP

Man refused to obey instructions, ran at cops and shouted, "Give it to me!" - Full Story

News

NY woman arrested following daring river save

Witnesses say Devi Silvia threw her toddler daughter into the river then jumped in after her - Full Story

Tips

Tactics for dealing with an armed EDP

In this tactical video tip, PoliceOne's Dave Smith uses a case study and video footage from a tragic... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

News

ACLU 'disturbed' by L.A. police shooting

Family members say that officers shot an autistic, unarmed man - 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