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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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Training helps Wis. police handle mentally ill

NAMI teams with local departments to build a bridge - Full Story

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Video: Woman punched by LA cop on bus speaks out

'She's trying to pick a fight with anybody,' 911 caller said - Full Story

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Video: Woman curses at LA cop, is punched

Police boarded a bus after receiving a report that someone called 911 about an 'out of control and confrontational' woman - Full Story

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Campus violence: How should schools, police treat troubled students?

Campus violence: How should schools, police treat troubled students?

The Va. Tech rampage supposedly prompted campuses nationwide to rethink their previous emphasis on confidentiality in treating troubled students - Full Story

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What mentally ill subjects want cops to know Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

What mentally ill subjects want cops to know

As part of an extensive training video on successfully communicating with difficult subjects, a Force Sc... - Full Story

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Video: Eyewitness films fatal Vegas OIS

Gulf War vet Stanley Lavon Gibson, 43, was shot by an officer early Monday - Full Story

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Police: Ohio man shot pets, cop, himself

Injured Deputy Charles Crausaz was reportedly in fair condition Tuesday morning - Full Story

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New checklist being tested to help cops respond to people with mental illness Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

New checklist being tested to help cops respond to people with mental illness

A checklist consisting of some 20 factors and/or indicators that are commonly associated with mental illness, was designed by Ron Hoffman, a former Toronto constable - Full Story

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Video: Police shoot man with assault rifle near Occupy protest

New video shows Houston police shooting 21-year-old Joshua Twohig near where Occupy protesters were gathered - 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
Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts
with Force Science Institute