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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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Maine police refine crisis intervention skills

The training program, offered by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is based on the 'Memphis Model' - Full Story

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NH police may lack training in psychological emergencies

Some agencies have sent officers to 40-hour crisis intervention training programs but have not formed teams - Full Story

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Man quits Okla. tower after 6-day standoff

A man who climbed a communications tower in Tulsa 6 days ago finally agreed to come down on Tuesday - Full Story

Columns

One case study of in-custody death: A 'perfect storm' of deadly errors Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

One case study of in-custody death: A 'perfect storm' of deadly errors

Small slips in tactics and making assumptions can quickly compound into calamity - Full Story

Videos

Reality Training: Understanding excited delirium Secure - Login Required

Excited Delirium is a medical problem but law enforcement is often called first due to the individiual's violent and irratic behavior. In this video, Dave Smith explains protocol when dealing with these types of calls.

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Tactical challenge: Suicidal person with a knife Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.) - Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement

Tactical challenge: Suicidal person with a knife

You need to be constantly on the alert that the negotiation can break down at any second and become violent, perhaps necessitating a deadly force response - Full Story

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Video: NYPD officer grabs jumper in daring rescue

Distraught 20-year-old woman had been on ledge for 45 minutes, began inching forward - Full Story

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Jerry Staton: Excited Delirium: Signs and Preparation

Dave Smith and Jerry Staton discuss the signs and symptoms of excited delirium. Staton provides specific guidelines on what to expect, and the importance of working with multi-disciplines to manage the response.

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LAPD officers seek new ways to resolve violent encounters

Ambitious project interviews former "barricaded subjects" for insight into better ways to diffuse incidents - Full Story



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Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) Columnists

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