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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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Video: Machete-wielding man attacks UK cops

Deranged suspect chased cops for several minutes before 35 cops with riot shields disarmed him - Full Story

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Police and Autism: An incredible challenge to cops

Police and Autism: An incredible challenge to cops

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


Video: Autistic boy, 11, hysterical in back of squad

The boy screamed and pounded his head against the seat while cops looked for his mother - Full Story


Officer braves cold water to rescue bridge jumper

Bangor, Maine Officer Rob Angelo dove in to save troubled woman, who jumped from 40 feet - Full Story


News from ILEETA 2011: A multidisciplinary approach to excited delirium subjects Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

News from ILEETA 2011: A multidisciplinary approach to excited delirium subjects

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


Cop barricades self in home, dies in standoff

Veteran Sgt. David Powell barricaded himself inside his home Sunday and called police to tell them he was armed - Full Story


Woman squeezes through squad window, drives away

The handcuffed woman squeezed through the window to the front seat and drove off, crashing into a pickup truck - Full Story


Questions haunt NY cop's friendly-fire death

The plainclothes cop was shot when he arrived at a scene where cops had shot and killed a knifewielding Satan worshiper - Full Story


NY officer killed after pushed down stairs by EDP

Officer Alain Schaberger landed on his head and broke his neck early Sunday - Full Story


TASER ends standoff with suicidal mom, son

The mentally ill woman barricaded herself in a home and threatened to kill herself and her 10-year-old son - 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
Beat-1 Beat-1
with Chris Lawrence