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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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A list of don'ts for police after Calif. court's stun gun ruling

Recently, a California court ruled that "police need reasons to believe a suspect is dangerous before... - Full Story


Calif. TASER ruling sets standards for police, claims

Calif. TASER ruling sets standards for police, claims

By Bob Egelko San Francisco ChronicleSAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Police need reasons to believe a suspect... - Full Story


Man steals ambulance at N.H. hospital; officers use TASER to end incident

By Matthew Spolar Concord MonitorLOUDON, N.H. — A man stole an ambulance outside Lakes Region General... - Full Story


Dealing with the mentally ill: Five survival principles

In light of this recent news report regarding loopholes letting mentally ill juveniles go free, as well... - Full Story


Loophole lets mentally ill Texas juveniles go free

Associated PressTYLER, Texas — A 16-year-old former juvenile detainee is accused of stabbing a... - Full Story


Opinions vary on stun gun use at hospitals

More than 53 percent of hospital security officers do not carry lethal or less-lethal weapons - Full Story


Happy Holidays from a cop's point of view Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Happy Holidays from a cop's point of view

The holiday season is one of the busiest, most dangerous times for law enforcement officers on patrol ac... - Full Story


Ohio police fatally shoot 62-year-old woman who threatened cops with scissors

By Caitlin McGlade Toledo Free PressTOLEDO, Ohio — A female police officer shot a 62-year-old woman... - Full Story


Va. man with sword dies soon after TASER hit

The Virginian-PilotHAMPTON, Va. — A sword-wielding man died early Friday, hours after Hampton police... - Full Story

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Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) Columnists

10-8: Life on the Line 10-8: Life on the Line
with Charles Remsberg
Beat-1 Beat-1
with Chris Lawrence