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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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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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N.M. cop who made miracle recovery helps mentally ill

By Hailey Heinz Albuquerque Journal Albuquerque Police Department Sgt. Carol Oleksak was shot in the... - Full Story

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N.C. shooter says he doesn't remember rampage

By Mike Baker Associated PressRelated Articles: Cops have more questions for accused N.C. gunman Questions... - Full Story

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N.Y. gunman's paranoid letter blames cops

By William Kates Associated PressRelated Articles: Gunmen with bulletproof vests not a "new problem"... - Full Story

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Police use TASER to prevent man's suicide

By Ashley Broughton CNN.comRelated Articles: TASER unveils ambitious digital video evidence management... - Full Story

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Police fatally shoot gunman at Nev. hospital

By Ken Ritter Associated PressRelated Articles: Securing the hospital environment Hospital security:... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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Man who killed officers in 1975 called "low risk," might be released

By Mike Johnson Milwaukee Journal SentinelWAUKESHA, Wisc. — A psychiatrist testifying for the state... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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TASER use on autistic boy questioned

By Jack Leonard and Richard Winton Los AngelesRelated Articles: Not just kid stuff: Handling juveniles... - Full Story

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EDP wounds officers, kills self in standoff

By Matthew Bowers Virginian-PilotRelated Articles: Dealing with mentally ill citizens on patrol, Part... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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Ohio man tells dispatcher he killed family, then kills self

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Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) Columnists

More Than A Cop More Than A Cop
with Althea Olson and Mike Wasilewski
10-8: Life on the Line 10-8: Life on the Line
with Charles Remsberg