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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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Armed elderly woman holds N.Y. police at bay

Associated PressMIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — Authorities say an 84-year-old woman is undergoing psychiatric... - Full Story


'Insanity' clears Boston man in officer's slaying

By Milton J. Valencia Boston GlobeBOSTON — In a rare legal decision, a Fitchburg man was found... - Full Story


Special Report: A police officer's introduction to autism Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Special Report: A police officer's introduction to autism

“As a police officer, you’ve been trained to use a certain police presence and dialog as... - Full Story


The tale of two videos: A unique training opportunity Dave Smith - The Winning Mind

The tale of two videos: A unique training opportunity

I’ve received dozens of e-mails lately — from all points on the compass — containing a ... - Full Story


Chicago officers save man held hostage by knife-wielding suspect

By Dave Newbart, Lisa Donovan, Lauren Guy and Kara Spak Chicago Sun-TimesCHICAGO — Trying to stop... - Full Story


Program launched to detect 'lone offenders'

By Kevin Johnson USA TodayFederal authorities have launched an effort to detect lone attackers who may... - Full Story


Tenn. police fire 59 shots at man with rifle threatening suicide

By Bill Poovey Associated PressCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Six officers fired at least 59 shots in less... - Full Story


Man doused with gasoline charges at officer, bursts into flames after TASER shock

CNN.comA man, who doused himself with gasoline and charged at an officer, burst into flames when he was... - Full Story


Naked man stabs Philly cop during altercation

By David Gambacorta Philadelphia Daily NewsPHILADELPHIA — A police sergeant was stabbed in the... - Full Story


Calif. cop kills woman holding knife to mother's neck

Los Angeles TimesSAN DIEGO, Calif. — A San Diego police officer shot and killed a 47-year-old woman... - Full Story

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Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) Columnists

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