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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 mom terrifies flasher in Wash.

Said she has never brought her .380 when she goes out with her son, but 'I just had a feeling' and brought it this time - Full Story


P1 First Person: Improving service for individuals with mental health issues PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Improving service for individuals with mental health issues

By Tom Wetzel PoliceOne Member No matter where an officer works, he or she will likely encounter an indi... - Full Story


Man who stuck rifle into officer's stomach is killed in Calif.

Naked suspect lit his house on fire, slaughtered an animal, and broke car windows before final confrontation with police - Full Story


Past revealed of mentally ill amputee who cornered cop

Mental illness prompted Brian Claunch, who was fatally shot by an officer, to get rid of his own left arm and leg - Full Story


Police handcuff autistic boy on Md. school bus

The boy allegedly bit several people while being driven home - Full Story


Loughner pleads guilty, gets life in Ariz. rampage

Plea came soon after a federal judge found that months of psychiatric treatment for schizophrenia made Loughner able to understand charges that he killed six people and wounded 13 others - Full Story


A good deed with tragic results: A view from the sidelines Gary T. Klugiewicz - Klugie's Correctional Corner

A good deed with tragic results: A view from the sidelines

Last week, PoliceOne reported that a woman committed suicide by shooting herself in the head with an Illinois police officer's gun while he was giving her a ride to the hospi... - Full Story


Mo. woman grabs cop's gun, kills self in cruiser

An officer was driving a woman to a hospital for a crisis intervention when the shooting happened - Full Story


HIV-positive sex offender stabs child in standoff

10-year-old victim survives after surgery; man previously convicted of trying to infect children with disease - 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
10-8: Life on the Line 10-8: Life on the Line
with Charles Remsberg