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.
The light bars are flashing. There is a cacophony of voices. The responding officers are putting hands on a resistant subject. All hell breaks loose. This could be about any call a cop encounters, but when the call involves a person who has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) — as it did in a recent Michigan incident — the events itself and its aftermath can get even more difficult for everyone concerned. - Full Story
There should be policies, procedures, and practices that have been trained by all the participants — beginning with LEOs and EMS, but also including 911 call takers and dispatchers — for incidents involving excited delirium subjects - Full Story