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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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News

Colo. suspect shot by police after taking hostages

Local news reports suspect upset over price of puppy he was trying to buy - Full Story

Videos

Will to Win: Rich McLane

Lt. Rich McLane of the Bozeman, Mont. PD recounts the story of the night he was nearly killed by an EDP while his wife was along for an observation shift, including in-car video of the incident.

Exclusives

EDPs and cops: Knowledge can go a long way

EDPs and cops: Knowledge can go a long way

Research suggests that persons with developmental disabilities and other mental issues are seven times more likely to come in contact with law enforcement than others - Full Story

Columns

EDPs and cops: Knowledge can go a long way Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

EDPs and cops: Knowledge can go a long way

Research suggests that persons with developmental disabilities and other mental issues are seven times more likely to come in contact with law enforcement than others - Full Story

Columns

AELE analyzes when force against the mentally disturbed is justified Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

AELE analyzes when force against the mentally disturbed is justified

What guidelines do courts offer to trainers, officers, and force reviewers in these circumstances? - Full Story

News

Autistic teen killed after threatening cops

A teen with Asperger's syndrome appeared and "made slashing strikes" while holding a knife, according to police - Full Story

News

Video: Police fire beanbag rounds to end standoff

Portland police first tried to talk down the suicidal woman, who was holding a knife to her throat - Full Story

News

Man wielding replica gun killed in OIS

Brad Morgan, 21, told dispatchers he wanted police to kill him - Full Story

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Suicidal corrections officer arraigned in police chase

Matthew S. Strong had threatened to kill himself, so police were trying to catch up to him to make sure he did not hurt himself, but court records show he would not obey orders - 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
Beat-1 Beat-1
with Chris Lawrence