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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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Never make assumptions about a suspect

In light of a recent incident where a Conn. man opened fire on a nurse at a hospital, it's important... - Full Story

Tips

6 reminders for contact with emotionally disturbed people

1. Size can be deceiving. Remember that even if an emotionally disturbed person is small in stature,... - Full Story

News

Wyo. officers hurt in blast that killed suicidal man

Police received a call about a man who disconnected gas lines - Full Story

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NC medical center studies law enforcement's handling of EDPs

A pilot program will determine how long a police officer is needed to guard a patient - Full Story

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Vegas cops don't know motive in ax slaying incident

The suspect stabbed his sister-in-law and her child before taunting police and trying to wrestle a shotgun from an officer - Full Story

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Idaho cops training to respond to mental illness calls

The Idaho Region VII Crisis Intervention Team gives offices the tools they need to respond to a crisis involving the mentally ill - Full Story

Columns

30 years of the Street Survival Seminar Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

30 years of the Street Survival Seminar

Hundreds of thousands of cops have been impacted by a seminar that began with a dozen officers crammed into an elementary school classroom - Full Story

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Caught on video: Hero deputy saves man from train

A man in Bakersfield narrowly escaped death thanks to the heroics of a deputy. Gregory McKay, 46, was walking along railroad tracks on Monday about 1 a.m. Deputy Paul Duncan managed to pull him away just moments before a train passed, KERO-TV reported. The incident was captured by a sheriff's office helicopter.
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Va. alleged killer has mental health issues, attorney said

Speight killed sister, brother-in-law when he thought they would kick him out - Full Story

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Officers fatally shoot Texas man carrying knife, bat

Officers gave him numerous verbal commands to drop the weapons before opening fire - 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