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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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Philly police shooting raises questions of how to deal with the mentally ill

By Jennifer Lin Philadelphia InquirerPHILADELPHIA — Advocates for the mentally ill are questioning... - Full Story

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Less lethal case study: Halton, Ontario Tactical Response Unit Major Steve Ijames (ret.) - Less Lethal Options for Today's LE Challenges
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Less lethal case study: Halton, Ontario Tactical Response Unit

Successfully engaging potentially deadly persons affected by mental illness is one of the most challenging... - Full Story

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L.A. officers subdue unruly naked airline passenger

By Heather CLark Canadian PressALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A passenger stripped naked during a US Airways... - Full Story

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Animal hoarders pose unique problem to LEOs

By Wendy E. Normandy Chicago TribuneOAK LAWN, Ill. — Oak Lawn police responding to an odor complaint... - Full Story

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Hinckley gets more time away from mental hospital

Hinckley gets more time away from mental hospital

By Nerda Pickler Associated PressWASHINGTON — John Hinckley, who tried to assassinate President... - Full Story

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Not all Utah officers get mental-crisis training

By Ethan Thomas Deseret Morning NewsAlthough some law enforcement officers across the state receive specific... - Full Story

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Ohio police fatally shoot man who attacked neighbors

Associated PressTOLEDO, Ohio — A man who didn't get his nightly telephone call from his mother... - Full Story

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Indy police justified in shooting man with machete

By Kevin O'Neal Indianapolis StarINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A machete-wielding man was shot and killed... - Full Story

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Wisc. officers learn what it's like to be mentally ill

By Stephanie Brien Journal-Times RACINE, Wisc. — “Turn your voices on,” Racine Police... - Full Story

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Perspectives: Jay Sandstrom - Dealing with EDPs

PoliceOneTV's Dave Smith talks with Jay Sandstrom, Wisconsin DOC/DHFS - Ret., about some unique strategies in dealing with Emotionally Disturbed Persons. He emphasizes the importance of taking proactive steps and establishing trust.



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Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) Columnists

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